Dele Alli has told England’s official programme for their match against Holland that his relationship with Mauricio Pochettino has helped him settle at Tottenham Hotspur.
Alli has been a revelation since making the switch to White Hart Lane from Milton Keynes Dons last summer.
The 19-year-old has forced his way into Tottenham’s first team and he is now playing a key role for the North London club.
And Alli has paid tribute to Pochettino’s influence, suggesting that the Argentine boss is someone who is available to talk about anything.
“He’s very open,” Alli said. “I feel I can talk to him about anything and that’s massive for me. It’s one thing having a manager who has confidence in you, it’s another being able to talk to him about anything in your life.”
Alli has surpassed all expectations during his first season at Spurs, and his form has seen his reputation quickly grow.
The attacking midfielder joined Spurs as one for the future, but his talent means he is now regarded as a hugely important player for club and country.
Alli has earned six senior England caps since his move to Spurs, and he was one of the Three Lions’ best performers in their recent 3-2 win over Germany.
Alli’s attention will now return back to club football, with Tottenham due to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.