Ossie Ardiles reacts on Twitter to Tottenham draw, praises extra special player Dele Alli

Former Tottenham Hotspur player and manager Ossie Ardiles commented on the North London derby.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and manager Ossie Ardiles took to Twitter after the North London derby to give his thoughts on the result.

The Argentine was full of praise for Mauricio Pochettino's side, and reserved particular praise for youngster Dele Alli.

Alli was playing in his first Premier League game against Arsenal, and put in an inspired display to help Spurs take command of the game.

A late Kieran Gibbs equaliser cancelled out Harry Kane's opener, but it was Spurs who will be happier with their overall performance.

Tottenham will feel though that this was an opportunity missed to beat their rivals, having held the lead for a solid portion of the game.

Alli, praised by Ardiles, was also picked by SkySports pundit Gary Neville as his man-of-the-match during the broadcast, and is showing why he is such a revered talent, and already a full England international.

Ardiles' Tottenham teams were known for their full flowing attacking football, which was easy on the eye, but ultimately flawed defensively. His countryman Pochettino is building a side better suited to getting results, and they remain unbeaten in the Premier League since the opening day of the season.

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