Ledley King praises Tottenham youngster Dele Alli; says there is no fear in his play

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A former Tottenham Hotspur star has been talking about a current one.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King has been speaking to the club’s official television station about teenage midfielder Dele Alli.

The 19-year-old has been nothing short of sensational since arriving at White Hart Lane in the summer – having initially signed for the club in January 2015 – and King has commented on a number of his key attributes.

“I think the one thing is his size; he is very tall, very athletic, and he doesn’t stop running,” the former centre-back said. “And when you have those kinds of components, as well as his technical ability, you’ve got a player there.

“Another strength that surprised me about him, and I mean this in the most respectful way is that he doesn’t show any of his opponents any respect. There’s no fear in his play. The way he goes about his business for a young player is very impressive.”

Alli has already played 26 matches for Tottenham this season, scoring five goals and providing three assists in the process, and at this rate he looks set to become a Spurs legend in time.

It may be very early to say such a thing but few young players have taken the English top flight by storm quite like Alli and you need only watch him play once to know he possesses innate talent and plenty of confidence.

The future looks very bright, both for the player and for the club lucky enough to have him.

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