Paul Ince says this Tottenham lad can be very immature

England's Dele Alli

The Tottenham Hotspur youngster has made headlines for good and bad reasons this past season.

Tottenham's Dele Alli and West Brom's Claudio Yacob

Speaking to Four Four Two, England legend Paul Ince has said that he finds Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli "very immature" sometimes.

The 20-year-old scooped the PFA Young Player of the Year this past season for a phenomenal breakthrough campaign with Spurs, netting 10 Premier League goals and setting up another nine in 33 top-flight appearances.

He would have picked up more minutes but a three-match suspension saw him miss Tottenham's end-of-season run-in after he was retrospectively banned for punching West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob during a 1-1 draw with the Baggies.

Dele Alli celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring the first goal for Tottenham

Alli, expected to play a prominent role at Euro 2016 with England this summer, also courted criticism earlier in the year for kicking out at a Fiorentina player during Europa League action in Italy.

Consequently, Ince, who remembers a 14-year-old Alli from his time as MK Dons manager, says the youngster must improve the disciplinary aspect of his game before he justifies the hype surrounding him.

England's Dele Alli during training

“He’s still got a lot to learn and it’s important that we don’t get too carried away about him. Some of the stuff Dele does is very immature," he told Four Four Two.

"He makes some silly tackles and he can kick out at people. That’s where he’s got to learn and improve."

Alli indeed possesses something very special but his temperament must be a concern. On the one hand, his personality makes up the type of player he is, but if he is available to direct his tenacity in a positive manner then it'll only serve to benefit Tottenham and England over the coming years.

Tottenham's Dele Alli

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