Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has garnered plenty of praise this season, but some football fans are not jumping on the bandwagon.
The England international has particularly impressed in the last few games, scoring five goals in the last six Premier League matches.
He was influential in Saturday’s 4-0 rout over Watford, opening the scoring in the 33rd minute with a goal that was very easy on the eye.
At the age of just 20, Alli has become a pivotal figure in Mauricio Pochettino’s team, scoring 16 goals and creating five assists in 30 Premier League appearances.
The midfielder has helped the North London outfit become Chelsea’s biggest challengers for the league title as the club sit seven points adrift with seven games left to play.
Supporters and pundits alike have been showering Alli with praise, but he does not seem to be everyone’s biggest fan.
Some rival supporters are growing increasingly exasperated with the hype surrounding the young player, and they have not hidden their views on Twitter.
Many have questioned his quality purely because he was not influential for England in last summer’s European Championships, nor did he help Spurs shine in the Champions League.
Really bored of hearing about Dele Alli
— . (@jzafcb) April 10, 2017
At least people are remaining reserved in the hyping of Dele Alli..
— Skipper (@Mesut1079) April 10, 2017
@THFC_George I like Dele Alli, it's just every time there's an English prospect the English media overrate so badlh
— BiIIy (@HazardRoadMan) April 10, 2017
Dele Alli: Better than Lampard,Gerrard and Beckham combined?please stop with the nonsense were was he in the Euros and in Champions League?
— Trevor Oneunitedfan (@TrevOneutdfan) April 10, 2017
The English media hyping @Dele_Alli as world class already. Did naff all in the euros, champions lge and europa. Let him prove himself
— Ahsan (@Ahsan__________) April 10, 2017
I can't keep waking up to stories about Dele Alli being the Messiah, its just not good for my health
— Jubz (@TheWengerWay) April 10, 2017
I hope English media don't ruin Dele Alli's career with all the hype … Lad is great but they're overdoing it already.
— Misty Felz (@felzon) April 10, 2017
@bbc606 British footballers are often over-hyped piling pressure. Dele Alli should stay grounded to improve. He is not yet world class at all
— Jay Baba (@Jideadeyemoh) April 10, 2017
@UnitedStandMUFC Dele Alli is talented – but stats don't tell u the whole picture. He has not proven himself on the European stage.
— Snr Creative Player (@LeeDehaoVictor) April 10, 2017
@MailSport I hope English press will not destroy Dele Alli career before he starts playing real football.
— Philip Uno (@PhilipU) April 10, 2017
Dele Alli is incredible right now, but let's wait until he's 30+ for the Lampard/Gerrard comparisons eh? Football is a funny thing.
— Jamie Carter (@iamjakarta) April 10, 2017
Nothing so special about Dele Alli, so how can he become best talent in the World
— Dahoud8 Weigl33 (@stephenoduro17) April 10, 2017