Dele Alli comments on Twitter after England game, which he started in #10 role

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Tottenham Hotspur new boy Dele Alli says he was proud to feature for England's under-21 side.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Dele Alli made his England under-21 debut last night, helping the side to a 1-0 win over USA's under-23 team.

Alli made the step up from the under-19s, and was selected from the start in a game where Manchester United striker James Wilson scored the winning goal.

The former MK Dons youngster took to social media after the game to describe how proud he was at featuring in the game at Deepdale.

He was joined in the starting line-up by Spurs ace Eric Dier, who was playing at centre-back, having played in defensive midfield for his club this season.

Alli's starting position was intriguing too, playing in a number 10 role in an attacking midfield role usually occupied at Tottenham by Christian Eriksen.

Perhaps most importantly he came through the game fully healthy, the first concern of any club regarding their players who head out on international break.

The match also saw Alli come up against Tottenham's highly rated 17-year-old Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is already part of USA's under-23 team, who was brought off the bench to occupy his usual centre-back role.

Alli's season is just getting warmed up, but a standout campaign for his club could even make him a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson's full England squad for Euro 2016 next summer.

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