Cascarino explains why Van Dijk will be delighted if Kane starts for England

first_img shining LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Getty Images – Getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1 no dice Kane was underwhelming on his return from injury in Madrid, failing to escape the close attention of Van Dijk, who was imperious once again.And Cascarino, writing in his column for the Times, says Van Dijk would be delighted if Kane starts again in Portugal. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ deals Tony Cascarino insists Harry Kane should not start for England against the Netherlands on Thursday – because Virgil van Dijk would have a field day.The two players meet again when their countries go head-to-head in the semi-final of the Nations League, just five days after Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final. gameday cracker huge blow Portugal vs Switzerland (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTNetherlands vs England (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTFrance vs South Korea (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTDenmark vs Republic of Ireland (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Croatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORT “It will be very interesting to see whether Gareth Southgate starts Kane in the Nations League semi-final on Thursday, especially as he will be up against Van Dijk again.“Van Dijk will be thinking that he could have another easy night if Kane starts for England.”Van Dijk was so good across the season that former Liverpool winger John Barnes thinks he deserves to win the Ballon d’Or.Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “Normally when you look at the Ballon d’Or winners, they’re either attacking midfield players or centre-forwards. They are goalscorers and eye-catching players.“But there haven’t been any of those types of players who have really set the world alight this season.“So from a point of consistency and from a point of success, for me Van Dijk would have to be the man.” LIVE ON talkSPORT Van Dijk won his battle with Kane quite comfortably in Madrid Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY “Kane was way off the pace and had no impact,” he said.“It would have been crazy to leave out [Lucas] Moura, who scored a hat-trick in the semi-final, for Kane even if he had been fully fit, which he wasn’t.last_img