Dele Alli predicts how he'll react if he doesn't start for Tottenham

The 19-year-old naturally wants to become a starter but feels he has the patience to wait for his chance at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham wonderkid Dele Alli says he won't get annoyed if he doesn't become a starter for the north London side, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Indeed, the teenager harbours the ambition of becoming a starter at White Hart Lane as soon as possible.

But the former MK Dons man says he will be patient and keep working hard if he can't find his way into the starting XI.

Alli is quoted as saying by the Mirror: "Obviously, I want to be a starter at Tottenham. But if I don’t get starts, I won’t get annoyed. I’ll just keep working hard.

"When I get that first start, then I’ll work as hard as I can to stay in the team. I’m now with England’s Under-21s but everyone’s aim is to make the senior squad."

Based on Alli's form, of course, Mauricio Pochettino can be questioned for not starting the 19-year-old for Spurs already. Just like Harry Kane last year, Alli has shown a fearless approach but the Tottenham boss has shown a far from fearless attitude towards starting the teenager.

But, for one so young, the need for caution is understandable - and it's an even greater one than 21-year-old Kane needed last season.

If Alli keeps knocking on the door, though, he is bound to get a Premier League start sooner rather than later. And he is virtually guaranteed one at some point this season, barring an exit on loan - which would be nothing less than crazy at this point.

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