It’s been an excellent 18 months for Dele Alli, who shone in his debut season in the Premier League and was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year for last season- becoming a key-player for club and country in the process.
Dele Alli started this season in slow form but has turned his campaign around in recent weeks, scoring the equalising goal in a 2-1 victory over Burnley before netting a brace against Southampton this week to help keep the pressure upon the top-four.
With Alli back on the rise, Mauricio Pochettino has been full of praise for the young man and stated his belief that he could become one of the best player’s in Europe. Quoted by ESPN, he said:
“England represents Europe and the world — it’s the toughest and best competition in the world. If you are one of the best in England, then you are one of the best in Europe.”
“In his head, he wants success here. He is very happy here. There is no doubt he wants to win titles here. I am very honest about that situation. He is always doing jokes at the training ground or in the dressing room but he is very serious, too. I hear him say all the time ‘I want success here, I want to lift trophies here’.”
Alli and his Spurs side will look to continue their recent form tomorrow against Watford, as they aim to start 2017 with a victory.