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Tottenham star Dele Alli talks Steven Gerrard, the Premier League and more!

imageTottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli featured in Match of the Day Magazine’s ‘Heroes of the Season’ feature this week, speaking to Matt Ketchell about everything Spurs.

The young star was quick to discuss his debut season, as well as talk about his new found fame and pressure on his shoulders.

“Everyone wants to have their own game and their own style, I think think that’s important.”

He continued: “I watched a few different players growing up and I’m trying to pull in different aspects of the way they played so it makes me a bit different.” 

Alli, who has scored seven Premier League goals this season, has impressed many pundits and players alike, often drawing comparisons to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

MOD_393_p01_COVERv5[3]“He was a massive idol to me growing up, as soon as I heard those comparisons I was honoured,” the youngster stated.

“It’s a big privilege to be put in the same category as someone like him.

“He’s definitely the main person I watched growing up, but I have a long way to go to achieve the things he has in the game!”

Catch the full interview in Match of the Day Magazine, on sale now, www.motdmag.com 

 

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Fan produces fantastic animation to celebrate new Dele Alli contract

imageTottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli signed a new contract with the club this week, securing his services until 2021.

Alli, who has scored five league goals for Spurs this season, has taken the Premier League by storm, earning himself call-ups to the England squad.

To celebrate his new contract, Spurs YouTube channel SpurredOn have produced a wonderful animation of his greatest moments, skills and goals.

Watch it here:

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VIDEO: Footage uncovered of Tottenham star Dele Alli on driving lesson aged 17

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 13.08.59Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has taken the Premier League by storm this season, with five goals already under his belt.

The former MK Dons star, who scored the equaliser at the weekend against Everton, has already earned himself a call up to the England senior squad, with many speculating that he will travel to the Euro’s next summer.

But Dele has not always been the cool, calm and collected talent that we see before us today.

Footage has been found of the young midfielder on a driving lesson, the day before his test, forcing you to love the man just that little bit more.

WATCH Dele learns the rules of the road here:

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Christian Eriksen: ‘My Spurs team-mate will be an international star’

Portugal's Cedric Soares (R) fights for the ball with Denmark's Christian Eriksen during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match at Municipal Stadium in Braga, Portugal, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal  Picture Supplied by Action ImagesTottenham Hotspur Christian Eriksen believes fellow midfielder Dele Alli will be a hit internationally for England. 

Alli, who was called into the England squad this week for games against Estonia and Lithuania, has received the support of Danish international and team-mate Eriksen.

“Definitely. He has shown what he is capable of in the last few games,” said Eriksen about Alli’s England chances.

“He is one of the young lads coming through. We are all really happy for him.”

Eriksen, who played 82 minutes in Denmark’s defeat to Portugal last night, finally got his season underway at the weekend scoring both goals in the 2-2 draw with Swansea.

Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier, who too has enjoyed a fantastic season, also believes Alli has the quality to flourish internationally.

“He is a very exciting young footballer. Hopefully he can enjoy it with England,” said Dier.

Spurs next play against Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool on October 17th.

Image via Action Images

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Arsenal star praises “strong” Tottenham Hotspur youngster

Football - England Training - St. George’s Park - 7/10/15 England's Dele Alli during training Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has praised Spurs midfielder Dele Alli after the youngster broke into Roy Hodgson’s England squad this week. 

Alli, who was signed by Tottenham in January, has impressed massively so far at the club and has even drawn comparisons to footballing legend Zinedine Zidane.

Alli has already scored for his new club, scoring the first goal in a 1-1 draw away at Leicester, and has been praised for his strength and energy.

Walcott believes this is only the beginning for the Spurs star, who is on international duty with the England senior-team.

“He is very strong and good on the ball and I feel he has a big future for England and Tottenham,” says Walcott.

“I am there for him if he needs any advice. I came into the spotlight at a young age.” 

Walcott, who in 2006 became England’s youngest ever player at 17 years 75 days, believes it is important that Under-21 stars are progressing into the senior team.

Walcott remarked: “It’s nice to have some faces he knows because a few have come through now from the Under-21s.”

England face Estonia at Wembley Stadium on Friday in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualification group stage.

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Tottenham Hotspur hold a surprising England international record

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring on his debut during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between England and Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)With the international break fully underway this weekend, an unusual statistic has surfaced that relates to Tottenham Hotspur.

The good folks at MyFootballFacts.com have calculated a list of clubs that have had players score for England. Unsurprisingly, Manchester Untied top the list, but second place is the most striking inclusion.

That’s right. Since 1872, Tottenham Hotspur players have contributed the 2nd highest amount of goals (197) for England whilst on international duty.

Spurs are in front of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in the list, by quite a staggering amount.

The latest White Hart Lane star to score for Roy Hodgson’s squad was of course Harry Kane, in the 2-0 victory over Switzerland at Wembley in September.

Kane, who has now scored three goals in four appearances for his country, is included in the squad for upcoming internationals.

Spurs team-mates Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend and debutant Dele Alli are also in the squad to face Lithuania and Estonia in Euro 2016 qualifiers.

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Mauricio Pochettino to give Dele Alli and Alex Pritchard first-team roles

hi-res-12c4e4f1f7f41acc186e331ee441be7e_crop_northThe Sun understand Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will give first-team chances to youngsters Dele Alli and Alex Pritchard this season, as he continues to build a youthful squad at White Hart Lane.

Pritchard and Alli have both shown promise in the Football League this season, with Pritchard stealing the show for Brentford in their dramatic Championship promotion battle.

Alli himself also stole the headlines, picking up The Football League Young Player of the Year at The Football League Awards 2015, as well as constantly at mercy to the praise of MK Dons boss, Karl Robinson.

Both have returned to Hotspur Way for pre-season, with Pritchard working hard to return from his injury sustained on international duty for the England Under-21’s.

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Eric Dier admits new signing Dele Alli is pushing Nabil Bentaleb to improve

Dele-Alli-Spurs-Shirt-2Tottenham centre-back Eric Dier has told the official club website that new signing Dele Alli is forcing Nabil Bentaleb to play at the top of his game.

Speaking to Spurs, Dier admitted that during pre-season preparations, Alli has given the Algerian international some healthy competition in the midfield area.

Dier said: “Everyone has done well and it’s good we’re pushing each other, it really helps.

“Dele Alli and Nabil Bentaleb have been really impressive in the endurance running.”

The England U21 defender continued to say: “Everyone knew about Nabil but Dele seems to be getting close to him so it’s been interesting! He’s put up a good test!” 

Spurs fans can look forward to seeing the youngsters play together in the club’s next pre-season friendly vs the MLS All-Stars on July 29th.

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