Former Leeds United and Liverpool attacker Harry Kewell has told The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is an exceptional player.
The former Australia international has praised the 20-year-old for showing aggression on the pitch.
Kewell has also spoken highly of Alli’s England international and Tottenham teammate Harry Kane.
“I like Dele Alli – I know he’s been picked up for a bit of aggressive play, but I like that in a player,” Kewell told The Sun. “From where he’s come to what he’s done is phenomenal. I think he’s an exceptional player.”
“Give him half a yard and he’ll score – that’s a striker for you,” said Kewell about Kane. “I’ve played with world-class strikers like Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Fernando Torres. They are players who only needed half a yard to score – that’s Harry Kane.”
Alli is one of the best and most talented young midfielders in the Premier League and enjoyed a successful 2015-16 campaign.
The 20-year-old scored 10 goals and created 55 chances in 33 Premier League matches for Tottenham this past season.
The England international midfielder had a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 60%, and won 36 headers, 30 dribbles and 53 tackles.
Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and was in superb form during the 2015-16 season.
The England international striker scored 25 goals and created 44 chances in 38 league matches for Tottenham.
The 22-year-old had a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 60%, and won 72 headers, 48 dribbles and 24 tackles.