Trevor Sinclair feels Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has earned the right to be part of the England squad and is hugely impressed by the 19-year-old's fitness and athleticism, according to Sky Sports.
Indeed, the former midfielder and current pundit believes few can match Alli when it comes to running, as the youngster shows the desire to both get forward and track back.
The Tottenham youngster may get the chance to start - or at least come off the bench - for England against Lithuania on Monday night.
And Sinclair told Sky Sports News on Monday morning: "He was playing in League One last season. If you look at his stats, he runs eight and a half miles per game.
"There’s not many players out there who can do that. He gets forward but he’s also got the fitness and athleticism to come back. I feel he’s earned the right to get in there [the England squad]."
Alli's athleticism makes him a perfect fit for current Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino - and is similar to that of summer signing Heung-Min Son.
Both possess tremendous energy levels and Pochettino is able to utilise that in his high-tempo, high-pressing system.
Last season, at certain low points during Tottenham's campaign, some Spurs supporters leveled the criticism at the Argentine that he is little more than a glorified fitness coach.
But, when players have such fitness levels as Alli and Son, that serves the head coach well, as he has no problem getting the best out of them.