Shearer makes bold comparison, claims Tottenham's Dele Alli reminds him of Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Alan Shearer thinks Dele Alli is comparable to Glenn Hoddle.

Pundit Alan Shearer has told The Sun that Tottenham star Dele Alli reminded him of Glenn Hoddle when scoring his goal against Crystal Palace.

19-year-old midfielder Alli has taken the Premier League by storm since arriving at Spurs from Milton Keynes Dons, and he is now in line for a key role in England's Euro 2016 squad.

The plaudits have been pouring in for Alli all season, but especially after his remarkable goal during Tottenham's 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Alli put Spurs 2-1 in front with a goal of the season contender, volleying home from 25 yards after chesting the ball down and flicking the ball over Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak's head.

The teenager has established himself as not only one of England's next great hopes, but a truly superb talent right now, and his impact is giving Spurs a chance of winning the Premier League title.

Now, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has given his view on Alli, telling The Sun that the youngster has some similarities to Spurs hero Glenn Hoddle.

Hoddle, who hit 90 goals over 12 years at Spurs, is something of an icon at White Hart Lane, and Shearer has acknowledged that it's a bold comparison, but really does think Alli's goal against Palace earned the comparison to Hoddle.

"I don’t want to put pressure on the 19-year-old but I remember a certain Tottenham No 10 with the same touch," said Shearer. "Glenn Hoddle was a brilliant player, able to pass beautifully with his left and right foot, and score great goals — and there was something of him in that Alli effort."

"I loved the touch, the juggle, the swivel and turn — and then the hit. It was a special goal and you have to be a player with top technique to do that," he added.

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