Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the Daily Mirror that Dele Alli's rise to prominence is similar to his own success last season.
Kane, who came up through the ranks at White Hart Lane, hit 31 goals in all competitions last season, rising from reserve team obscurity to becoming England's next great striker.
The 22-year-old can credit manager Mauricio Pochettino for much of his development, and he is now seeing the same thing happen again in Dele Alli.
Alli, 19, signed for Spurs back in January having thrived in League One with MK Dons, but Tottenham let him spend the rest of last season on loan with Karl Robinson's Dons, and he helped them achieve automatic promotion to the Championship.
Now though, that seems like a long time ago as Alli has become a sensation in the Premier League, producing a number of outstanding performances in the Tottenham midfield to become one of the first names on the teamsheet in his debut Premier League campaign.
The teenage wonderkid also scored a stunning long range striker for England against France last month, capping off a sensational start to the season.
Now, striker Kane has told the Daily Mirror that Alli's rise with Tottenham and England reminds him of his own success last term - and vowed to help keep Alli's feet on the ground amid all the success and plaudits for him.
"Playing for England and scoring at Wembley is kind of similar to what I did last year," said Kane. "He is going through a whirlwind, everything is happening so quickly. He probably hasn’t had a chance to sit back and realise what he has done. But he has to stay focused."
"We have good coaches here and good management staff. I am sure he will keep his feet on the ground because there is a long way to go this season and he wants to keep getting better. I will keep telling him that too, of course. I know he will keep working on the training field to try to get better," he added.