Mauricio Pochettino's English revolution at Tottenham Hotspur is set to take another step forward on Thursday, with four Spurs players set to start for England in their friendly against Germany, as preparations continue for this summer's European Championship's.
Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are all expected to be picked by Roy Hodgson, as England test themselves against the current World Champions.
English core key to title charge
English players have played a huge part in Tottenham's successful season thus far, with Pochettino leading the Lilywhites into a title challenge. They're just five points off Leicester City with seven Premier League games left. In addition, they made it into the latter rounds of the Europa League, only to be knocked out by Borussia Dortmund.
All of this has been done with a young squad, filled with English players. Aswell as those previously mentioned, Englishmen Kyle Walker, Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll have all been involved, whilst youngsters Harry Winks and Joshua Onomah have made tentative steps towards the first team, getting the odd few minutes here and there.
Spurs mirroring Liverpool, to an extent
Pochettino will be watching on proudly as four of his players start for England on Saturday night, whilst silently praying that none pick up an injury.
It is strange that Tottenham's title charge somewhat mirrors Liverpool's of two season's ago, when the likes of Jon Flanagan, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson joined fellow teammates Glen Johnson and Steven Gerrard in the England squad off the back of impressing in their title challenge. Spurs will be hoping that their season doesn't end in a similar fashion to Liverpool's.
Proposed England XI to face Germany: Butland; Clyne, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Dier, Henderson, Alli; Lallana, Welbeck, Kane.