“I like the lad, I think he has got a lot of calmness about his play,” the former Tottenham manager said while commentating on the Europa League game between AS Monaco and Tottenham for BT Sport Europe on Thursday evening.
“I think he might be better a little a bit forward than he is at the moment... He has got a real calmness about him in and around the penalty area.”
Alli is one of the best young midfielders in England and has been superb for Tottenham so far this season.
The 19-year-old is an all-round midfielder and he does tend to play a bit forward in midfield.
One of the main reasons why the teenager has been played a bit deeper by Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino recently is the injuries to Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb.
Mason and Bentaleb were the two central midfielders for Tottenham last season, and the duo will regain their place in the first team once they are fully fit.
Or will they?
Eric Dier has been brilliant for Tottenham in midfield, and Alli, who has been called up to the latest England national squad, is going from strength to strength.