Owen Hargreaves claims Spurs star Dele Alli is the hope of English football

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Is Hargreaves right about Dele Alli?

Former England and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has heaped praise on Tottenham golden boy Dele Alli.

Alli who made his debut for Spurs just back in August, has become a key player in Mauricio Pochettino's side, despite being just 19-year-old.

So far this season, Alli has played 20 times for Tottenham, scoring five times and picking up three assists - enough to see him receive a call up to Roy Hodgson's England side in recent games.

With Alli receiving plenty of compliments from managers and ex-pros around the country, Owen Hargreaves has chipped in some praise before Spurs' win against Sam Allardyce's Sunderland.

Speaking on BT Sport, Hargreaves raved about the youngster, saying: "I think he's the hope for English football in midfield. How many guys are 6'3, score goals from midfield, has aggression, great feet and can play in loads of positions.

"The one thing I like about him is that he's very humble, he didn't even know the day when he scored his first England goal. I think he's passing all these targets and he's got a great future in front of him."

Alli will be hoping to continue his good form for Spurs as he looks to snap up a place in England's squad for the European Championships this summer.

With friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands in March, the 19-year-old should get another chance to impress Hodgson once again.

Is Dele Alli the future of England?

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