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Kane is first choice for the national team, understandably given the Tottenham man has been the Premier League’s top scorer for the past two seasons, with Southgate often opting to play him as a lone striker, meaning Vardy is a substitute.

There have been occasions when the two have been on the pitch at the same time, but that has regularly resulted in Vardy being deployed in a wider position and not through the middle.

Puel believes their different qualities could compliment each other and see them dovetail well for the Three Lions.

“I think it would be a good opportunity perhaps if they could play together because it would be a good balance between Jamie and Harry,” said Puel whose side host Tottenham in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

“Harry can play a little further back because he likes to play and participate with his team-mates and Jamie likes to take space and play behind the defenders. It is a good balance between them both.”



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