Michael Owen offers opinion on whether Dele Alli should start for England

Michael Owen

Tottenham's Dele Alli should be a key man for England this summer, according to Michael Owen.

Pundit Michael Owen has been quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying that he would start Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli for England at Euro 2016 this summer.

Alli, 19, has enjoyed a sensational debut season in the Premier League, exceeding expectations since his move from Milton Keynes Dons.

With seven goals and five assists in the Premier League this season, Alli has been one of the stars of the campaign, and has been one of the driving forces behind Tottenham's unexpected push for the Premier League title.

Alli has not only made an impact with Spurs, but also with England. Having been handed his first caps for England, Alli smashed a simply stunning long range goal against France at Wembley, proving his worth to manager Roy Hodgson.

Many now expect Alli to be a key figure in England's Euro 2106 squad, and former Three Lions star Michael Owen has had his say on the matter.

Pundit Owen has been quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying that he thinks Alli should be a lock for England's starting XI, and believes his youth makes him fearless - something that gives him an advantage over more experienced players.

"Dele Alli is a brilliant player and would be in my England starting eleven," said Owen. "He has always had promise – even at MK Dons he had a big reputation so I don’t think it has been thrown upon us."

"He has taken the jump in class in his stride and I would have no question about having him in my Euro team. If my experience is anything to go by, you are more fearless at that age. The older you get, the more you think about things," he added.

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