Bamford sends Tottenham midfielder message on Twitter, Redknapp reacts to his heroics

Chelsea-owned Crystal Palace forward Patrick Bamford was impressed with Dele Alli’s performance for Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League on Thursday.

Chelsea-owned Crystal Palace forward Patrick Bamford has taken to social networking site Twitter to send Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli a congratulatory message.

Former Nottingham Forest youngster Bamford sent 19-year-old midfielder Alli the message following the latter’s role in the second Tottenham goal against FK Qarabag on Thursday evening.

The England Under-21 international started the Europa League Group J encounter at White Hart Lane and played for the entire 90 minutes, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 3-1.

Alli was the architect of Spurs' second goal of the evening, as it was he who laid the ball for Son Heung-min to finish from close range on the half-hour mark.

Bamford, who plays with Alli for the England Under-21 team, was impressed with the youngster’s skill for the goal.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was also impressed with Alli’s skill and told BT Sport Europe during the half-time interval: “I think he is a great talent. That was a fantastic skill. He is only a boy, but he is a big signing, a great signing, one for the future.”

Alli has been playing well for Tottenham this season and has been given chances in the Premier League.

The teenager has scored one goal and created two chances in four league appearances for the North London outfit.

The 19-year-old has a pass accuracy of 75%, and has won two headers, two dribbles and three tackles.

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