Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli praises Everton's Tom Davies

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Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli was impressed by Everton youngster Tom Davies' showing during England training.

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli has told the FA's official site that he was impressed by Tom Davies' temperament after the Everton youngster was called up to train with England's senior side.

Davies was told to train alongside England's first-team on Wednesday, after a number of the Three Lions players sat out of the session.

The 17-year-old midfielder could have been daunted by the prospect, but Alli says that he coped well. 

"The young boy Tom [Davies], from Everton, who trained with us on Wednesday, you can see that he was confident and wasn’t overwhelmed by the big players," Alli said. 

“It really helps with the development of the players, when you see the seniors and they say hello and are all really nice.

“It’s reachable and it’s down to how hard you work. It’s important that all those young boys work hard and their chance will come.”

Davies is considered to be one of England's finest young talents, and he is currently part of the Three Lions' squad which will play at the under-17 World Cup in Chile.

Alli, meanwhile, will have his focus firmly locked on England's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying games against Estonia and Lithuania. 

Alli has never played for England's senior side before, but his form for Spurs has been so good that Roy Hodgson was unable to ignore him.

The 19-year-old has played a major role for Mauricio Pochettino's side throughout the campaign so far, and he will hope to make his bow for his country at some stage over the course of the next week. 

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