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Published: 16:14 | 25/3/16

Low hails 'spectacular' Vardy

Germany coach praises Leicester striker

Germany coach Joachim Low has labelled Jamie Vardy a "spectacular player" ahead of the hosts' encounter with England in Berlin on Saturday.

Vardy, who was playing in the Northern Premier League less than five years ago, has scored 19 so far this season, with his Leicester City side as shock leaders of the English top flight.

The 29-year-old appears set to win his fifth England cap in the German capital this weekend, and Low had high praise for the striker.

"We did watch him, and he is a spectacular player," said the boss of the reigning world champions.

"We did talk about him the last couple of days - not only him - but he is a player who is straightforward and is always looking to find the gap in the defence and get in behind the defence.

"That is where it hurts the most, and I think that is one of his biggest qualities."

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, the Premier League's top scorer, has also caught the eye of Low.

"Kane could play as well," said the former Austria Vienna boss. "I'm not sure if they have played together already.

"It could really impact our defence and it will be a different game if Kane or Vardy is playing.

"He (Kane) is a fantastic player."

Vardy's Leicester teammate Robert Huth has not won a Germany cap in almost 10 years but Low has not ruled a potential international return for the 31-year-old.

"I'm very happy about his performances in the Premier League," said Low. "He has always been a great player and had great performances in our team.

"I know if something happens with our defenders, we can call him. We do have a lot of defenders in our pocket but we could call him.

"He is a really good central defender. I would be happy if he wins the Premier League."

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