Gary Lineker makes a bold claim on Twitter about Tottenham's Dele Alli

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker believes Dele Alli could be the name on England's team-sheet this summer.

Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter in order to praise Spurs playmaker Dele Alli, claiming he could be the first name on England's team-sheet at Euro 2016.

Alli, 19, played the whole game this evening as Tottenham drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in the Europa League, as Nacer Chadli's opener was cancelled out by a Federico Bernardeschi goal in the second half.

The teenage midfielder impressed in Italy, and whilst he again let his frustration boil over in an incident with Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic, his quality on the is undoubted.

Having joined up from MK Dons last summer, Alli has enjoyed a remarkable first season in the Premier League, notching seven goals and six assists in all competitions for Spurs - whilst he has also put himself in contention for the England national team.

A stunning goal in his first start against France back in November was just the beginning of Alli's international career, and he will be hoping to feature for Roy Hodgson's men at Euro 2016 this summer; something which looks like a formality due to his form this season.

Now, former Spurs striker Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to claim that Alli could be the first name on Hodgson's team-sheet this summer, despite the fact that he will be competing with players like Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph and Ross Barkley.

Lineker also called Alli a 'sensational talent' during his display against Fiorentina, with the Match of the Day host clearly impressed with the teenager's performance...

 

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