Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will probably start on the bench for England's first game at the Euro 2016 Championship.
The Gunners have made an official approach to sign the 29-year-old who could soon become Wenger's second signing in the summer transfer window.
And the Frenchman believes that although Vardy possesses the quality, he is not experienced enough to feature on the international stage.
"I don't think that Vardy will be a starter," the Arsenal boss told beIN Sports.
"He has earned his place in the squad.
"I don't say this because he does not have the quality, but because he doesn't have enough experience at that level to say the whole tournament will depend on Vardy. Will he be there? Certainly.
"Football progresses always. The offence creates a new problem, the defence responds. What has happened in the last 10 years is that the strikers have become quicker and quicker.
"What's happened? The defence have responded by creating quicker and quicker defenders."