Tottenham youngster Dele Alli targets continuity after Premier League debut

The 19-year-old made a positive start to Premier League life.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Dele Alli made his first Premier League start for the club at the Stadium of Light this weekend, playing 67 minutes in the team's eventual 1-0 victory.

Speaking to Spurs TV following the conclusion of the game, Alli lent his gratitude to the support he has been given by everyone connected to the club so far.

"I can't thank the fans and players enough for how the season has started for me," he said. "And the gaffer and staff for how they've helped me settle in, and the chances they've given me."

As far as building on his first Premier League start goes, the 19-year-old added that his focus now has to go on finding his second one, and doing as well as he possibly can when the time arrives.

"I've got to be positive and keep looking forward," Alli said. "It's going to be the next challenge now trying to get a start against the next team, and to play as well as I can in (that) game."

The England U-21 international signed for Tottenham at the start of the year, for a fee of £5 million according to the BBC, but was loaned back to his former club Milton Keynes Dons for the remainder of last season.

Alli made waves playing in League One for his hometown club, where he picked up the Young Player of the Year award in the Football League last season. Now he is setting his sights on top flight achievement however, and things certainly got off to a good start in the Northeast over the weekend.

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