Report: Dele Alli set to make first England start against France

Dele Alli is reportedly set to start for England against France.

According to The Telegraph, England boss Roy Hodgson is ready to hand a first start to midfielder Dele Alli against France on Tuesday night.

The Three Lions lost 2-0 to Spain in Alicante on Friday night, and now head back to England in order to take on France tomorrow evening.

With places in the squad for Euro 2016 up for grabs, a number of players will be looking to impress, including the newly-called up Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard.

Yet, the spotlight could be on Tottenham teenager Alli, who is in line to start his first game for England, according to a report from The Telegraph.

Alli, 19, started his Spurs career this summer after ending his spell with MK Dons, and his superb performances in the Tottenham midfielder have now given him a shock path in to the England side.

The Telegraph state that Alli is set to start against France at Wembley Stadium, but not necessarily in the deep midfield role he has been playing in with Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino.

It's reported that Alli could instead play in more of a number 10 role, operating behind lone striker Wayne Rooney as Hodgson looks to trust the teenager in a prominent position against France.

Alli's meteoric rise continues, and after a handful of substitute appearances for England so far, he now looks set to make his first start for the Three Lions, with a place at the European Championships next summer certainly within reach for the Tottenham sensation.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch