Harry Kane explains what Dele Alli has told him

Dele Alli looks to be following the footsteps of Tottenham teammate Kane.

Speaking to Ham&High, Harry Kane has admitted that Dele Alli told him that he watched footage of the striker’s progress last season, and wants to emulate his work at White Hart Lane this term.

Kane said: “We have discussions now and then. He says he watched [my progress] last season and he wants to go and do the same. He’s a young player with a lot of talent, he just wants to play football and that’s nice to see. He plays with a smile on his face and he’s a great character.”

Kane was the star of the Premier League last season, breaking into Tottenham’s first-team and scoring an incredible tally of 31 goals.

The 22-year-old capped his progress with Spurs by breaking into the England set-up and winning his first cap, and beginning the icon of a new generation at White Hart Lane.

Alli, on the other hand, spent last season with MK Dons in League One, once again proving himself as the best talent to come out of their academy. He helped them to win promotion to the Championship, before linking up with Spurs over the summer.

Alli has since established himself as a key first-team player, and has also broken into the England set-up, winning two caps so far.

It is clear that he is following somewhat in Kane’s footsteps, and the striker has admitted that Alli spoke to him about wanting to replicate what Kane managed last season.

As a midfielder Alli is not going to replicate Kane’s goalscoring feats, but he has already copied Kane’s international call-up, and has become a key first-team player much earlier in the season than the striker managed last term.

Alli is regarded as one of the best young English players currently breaking through, and he will go some way to fulfilling his potential if he manages to replicate the season that Kane had last year.

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