Frank Lampard names the Tottenham player he loves watching and wants to play against

Frank Lampard has raved about Tottenham star Dele Alli.

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has told the Daily Mail that he would love to play against Tottenham sensation Dele Alli.

Lampard, 37, is currently playing out in the United States for MLS side New York City, following a storied career in English football with West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City.

In almost 650 appearances for Chelsea, Lampard hit 211 goals, establishing himself as arguably the finest goalscoring midfielder in Premier League history.

After eight goals in 38 games in one season for Mancester City, Lampard moved on to their sister club New York City in 2015, and is now able to look on at the Premier League during the Major League Soccer off-season.

Lampard has been discussing his own career in an interview with the Daily Mail, but he also offered praise to Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli.

Alli, 19, looks to be the new Lampard in the sense of scoring goals from midfield, as the teenager has found the net seven times in the Premier League this season, whilst he also opened his account for England with a long-range screamer against France in November.

Lampard admitted that he loves to see Alli in action, and would love to play against Alli to see if he can come out on top against the Tottenham sensation.

"I watch midfield players a lot. I love watching Dele Alli," said Lampard. "He's a fantastic young player. I can say that now about a Tottenham player. I would love to pit my wits against people like him to see if I could still do it. But in the next thought, I think: 'You know what, I did all that'. I'm happy where it ended in England," he added.

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