After another man of the match performance yesterday, Tottenham youngster Dele Alli has the whole footballing world talking in England. Alli only arrived at Spurs in the summer following a move from MK Dons. Many thought that he would be eased in, but the impacted he’s made has catapulted him into one of the first names on the team sheet. So far this season Alli has netted 5 goals in 18 games for Tottenham. It’s not just his goals that have brought him to everyone’s attention, it’s the manner of his performances as he’s bossed hardened Premier League midfielders.
Roy Hodgson called Alli to last England squad and yet again the young man rose to the challenge. The midfielder was given his first start in an England shirt against France at Wembley, in November 2015. Fans and press alike left the game with one game on their lips … Dele Alli. The Spurs man stole the show with what can only be described as a complete performances, as the French team were swept aside. Alli also beat Tottenham team mate Hugo Lloris in the France goal with a stunning long range effort, to arrive on the world stage.
When England qualified for Euro 2016 Dele Alli hadn’t been mentioned for the squad, but now it’s hard to see the Tottenham star not making the plane and maybe even the starting XI. Right now there aren’t too many names that you can put in front of the Spurs man form one reason or another. With the likes of Jack Wilshere still to kick a ball this season, and Jordan Henderson out of form right now it’s hard to overlook Alli. Some comparisons have already been made between Alli and the great Paul Gascoigne. Right now Alli has the world at his footballing feet and could go right to the very top of world football, on what we have seen in his short caree so far.