Tottenham signed Dele Alli from MK Dons last season.
Alli put in a man-of-the-match display in Tottenham’s 3-1 Europa League victory over FK Qarabag on Thursday, and Karl Robinson has told OneMK that the midfielder is the greatest player MK Dons have ever had.
Robinson said: “I watched Tottenham play last night and a certain young man got man-of-the-match and now there is talk of him going for millions of pounds to other Premier League clubs. That’s what we’ve lost. Dele is the greatest player we have ever had.”
“He needs time to bed in to the culture of the Premier League but he ticks every box. He is tipped for great things – he just needs to stay away from injuries and keep his feet firmly on the ground and he’ll get all the success his ability deserves.”
Alli started his first game for Spurs last weekend, following the completion of his transfer to White Hart Lane over the summer.
He impressed as the Lilywhites defeated Sunderland, but the role he played against Qarabag showed he has all the potential to be a key player straight away.
The 19-year-old registered a lovely assist for Heung-Min Son’s second goal, turning a defender in the box before playing a pinpoint pass for the striker to finish off, and showed he could run a game despite his young age.
This kind of performance is the one that has people calling for head coach Mauricio Pochettino to utilise Alli this weekend as Spurs take on Crystal Palace, and Tottenham fans believe the youngster has already shown he is ready for a key role in their Premier League side.
Thankfully for Alli, he has a manager who is willing to use young players if they have proven their ability, and the young midfielder should be changing his substitute role into starting appearances in the coming weeks.