Dele Alli's display during Spurs' pre-season fixture with Real Madrid suggests he could be the next youngster to establish himself as the surprise star of the upcoming Premier League campaign.
Despite defeat and a Gareth Bale goal at the Allianz Arena, it was Alli's performance that had the Spurs fans talking and many believe he should be making a start in the first team for the White Hart Lane club when the season begins at Manchester United this Saturday.
The 19-year-old, signed from League One outfit MK Dons in January, displayed a level of maturity beyond his years as he went toe-to-toe with some of the world's most coveted players during the Lilywhites' 2-0 defeat.
Following his arrival during the winter window, he was quickly shipped back to his former club with the view of continuing his development, but is most recent display suggests he will make the step up to the top flight with relative ease.
I knew Dele Alli was good, I didn't know he was this good.— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) August 4, 2015
Alli was the only Tottenham player to impress in the first half, with a nutmeg on a certain former Spurs midfielder, Luka Modric, proving the finest moment on an excellent display.
If nothing else, this piece of skill showed that the youngster will not be at awe when coming up against even the highest-profile of Premier League opponents throughout the upcoming campaign.
As Spurs fans have grown accustomed to with the youngsters coming through the ranks, namely Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, Alli displayed his ability when in possession of the ball, while he put in a tiring shift in the centre of the park.
Dele Alli is going to the Nabil Bentaleb of last season. So mature and ever so composed on the ball. Still 19. Wow.— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) August 4, 2015
It was a 69 minute cameo that will leave Spurs fans with a sense of intrigue ahead of the opening day of the season at Old Trafford.
If the 19-year-old remains underwhelmed by the step-up required to feature regularly at White Hart Lane, he will be some asset moving forward.