Davies said: “You have to keep a level head and realise you haven’t made it just because you’ve played a couple of games, scored a few goals. It’s a long career in football, even though it goes quite quickly, and you have to make it count. Dele is a sensible lad, with good people around him at this club and we’re seeing the best from him on the field.”
Davies has urged Alli to not get carried away by his success, having moved from League One player to Premier League star and England international in the space of a few months.
Many would call him one of the key players in Tottenham’s fight for the title, and it would be crazy if he was not taken to the European Championship this summer with the England squad.
That is a rise to prominence that could disrupt many players, but Alli looks to have a level head and a grounding which will keep him focused on developing with Spurs.
He is playing in a team of similar personalities, and for all intents and purpose, is not making noises about leaving Tottenham despite his impressive form.
Davies wants to see Alli continue along this path of level headedness and displaying a maturity beyond his years, and if the youngster does so, Spurs will have a world class player on their hands.