The Tottenham Hotspur teenager is fighting through the pain but still delivering on the pitch.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino explained that teenage sensation Dele Alli was currently struggling with minor injuries but playing on regardless.
“He has a problem in his ankle and knee,” the Spurs boss said, and while at first the comments are slightly concerning for those fans desperate to see Tottenham finish the season as Premier League champions, they also offer a tantalising glimpse of the future.
After all, if Alli is this good when he is playing with an injury or two, imagine how good he will be when fully fit.
At just 19, the recently capped England international is only just starting out and remains years away from his peak, and while it would be dangerous to heap too much expectation on the young player’s shoulders there is no doubting his potential.
In an age when some players would cry off at the first sign of injury it is refreshing to note that Alli is fighting through the pain barrier, and while that desire to play on regardless will not always be good for his career it speaks volumes about his character.
Alli is a class act, a future Tottenham superstar who just loves the game, and fans should rub their hands in glee at all the things he is yet to achieve.