Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has had a mixed bag of performances so far this season, with some claiming that he is yet to reach his best form.
In the last two years, the midfielder has gone from MK Dons to a regular in the Spurs team, as well as in the England fold.
The 21-year-old has been criticised in the past for having a nasty streak on the pitch, which has sometimes got him into trouble.
On Wednesday night at Wembley, Alli showed glimpses of that, but ultimately he shined by scoring twice in a 3-1 triumph over Champions League opponents Real Madrid.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino did not have the midfielder available for selection in the first three group games due to a UEFA ban, but now the youngster is free to perform in the elite competition.
Former Premier League striker Stan Collymore has since taken to Twitter to hail Alli’s qualities and backed him to one day captain England.
Watched full #THFC game this morning, magnificent stuff!
And Dele, as I said , #ENG captain material. Be patient with him, he's special.👍🏽
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 2, 2017
As expected, fans of various football clubs had plenty to say on the subject.
Kane will be England captain IMO. Both Dele & Kane exceptional players, but Harry is a leader. Dele best left to do his own thing 😊
— Lara © (@laazarini7) November 2, 2017
I think Winks will be better. He COULD be England’s Modric. He won’t produce the amazing special moment like Dele, but he will produce consistent world class unselfish crisp passing performances that allows Dele, Kane, Rashford to shine
— N S (@APathNotTaken) November 2, 2017
Needs to play well for England first which he’s yet to do
— Jay (@corbettjaay) November 2, 2017
Not sure about that Stan, he's hyped up
He's good but not that good definitely not captain material. Need a leader don't see it in him
— The AVFC Faithful (@TheAVFCFaithful) November 2, 2017
He's just a good Jesse lingard.
— David Kenzitt (@fadgeface82) November 2, 2017
He ain't a leader. Kane will be captain for the rest of his career
— Alexander (@pallari) November 2, 2017
Special. Gifted. But not captain material. Gazza was gifted but not captain material
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) November 2, 2017
Dele is not England captain material! Come on Stan!
— Tom Penistone (@TomPenistone) November 2, 2017