Tottenham's Dele Alli comments on his prospects for next season

Dele Alli is expected to be involved with the Tottenham Hotspur first team next season.

The midfielder has returned to Spurs following his immediate loan back to MK Dons, after his January 2015 switch to White Hart Lane, and is impressed by what he has seen so far.

“I’m definitely still really excited – I’d say even more so now,” said Alli on the club’s official site.

“Over the last week I’ve had a chance to play and train with the players a bit and to see how hard they all work, which is really inspiring to me.”

The midfielder arrives as one of English football’s brightest young prospects having notched 16 goals in 39 games in League One last season, and Spurs fan will be excited by what he can offer the first team.

“We’re a team so we’re all going to help each other out and we all bring different things to the table, so hopefully I can bring something and work well with the boys,” he added.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead this season.”

What will next season bring?

The recent sales of Paulinho and Etienne Capoue have suddenly left an area that was once boated looking rather thin for Spurs.

Should Benjamin Stambouli leave, then Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Moussa Dembele would be the only Premier League proven central midfielders at the club.

The returning Tom Carroll will do his best to stake a claim, but it is uncertain whether he will ever truly make the grade at Tottenham.

Milos Veljkovic and Harry Winks are two more promising youngsters who can play there but both are likely to be loaned out.

New arrival Toby Alderweireld can operate in defensive midfield but prefers centre-back, leaving the door very much open for Alli to enjoy his fair share of games next term.

Next season may come too soon for a regular Premier League showing, but Europa League and domestic cup games are sure to be in his thoughts as pre-season rumbles on.

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