Tottenham star Dele Alli netted his first England goal on Tuesday.
Alli excelled in his first England start against France on Tuesday, and Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT that his agent needs to ensure the young midfielder keeps his feet on the ground rather than get carried away with his current success.
Parlour said: “I just hope his agent keeps him where he is. Don’t start saying ‘he’s an England international, he’s scored his goal. He wants this, he wants that’. And suddenly he gets above himself. That’s the problem we have had with agents.”
Alli has risen to prominence this season, playing 16 games for Spurs are making not only his England debut, but also starting his first ever game for the Three Lions.
This start came against France on Tuesday evening, and Alli was the best player on the pitch. He scored the opening goal with a perfectly placed long-range drive, and started the move which led to the second goal in the 2-0 win.
The 19-year-old has been on the end of heavy praise for his performance against Les Bleus, but Parlour has urged his agent to not get carried away with the youngster.
The Arsenal great does not want to see his agent start offering Alli around to bigger teams, knowing that he is now an established international, showing off his England goal as a way to add a few million pounds to his price tag.
Parlour has explained that this has been a problem with agents in the past, and he wants to ensure that this situation does not happen with Alli now, as the Spurs star looks to be the future of England for the next 15 years.
Thankfully, Alli appears to be an extremely grounded human being, and it is hard to imagine him pushing for a move which could potentially damage his long-term career.