Frank Lampard hails Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli as the country's stand-out player

England's Frank Lampard in action

Lampard believes Tottenham midfielder Alli should be the first name on the teamsheet for England at Euro 2016.

England's Frank Lampard in action

Former England star Frank Lampard has told The Times that he believes Tottenham Hotspur's burgeoning talent Dele Alli is England's stand-out player and should be the first name on the teamsheet at Euro 2016.

Alli has enjoyed a remarkable debut season in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals and adding nine assists, and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year in recognition of his efforts.

Not only has he become a key man for Spurs, but he has mirrored the achievement on the international stage, scoring on his first start for England back in November and starring in the recent Euro 2016 warm-up matches.

England's Dele Alli in action

At the age of just 20 he appears to have cemented a spot in Roy Hodgson's midfield, and Lampard believes that Alli cannot be left out of the Three Lions side.

The former Chelsea midfielder, who scored 29 goals in 106 caps for his country, told The Times: "It’s a different level of player that we’re seeing emerge now – more technically gifted, I would say, and more intelligent on the ball.

England's Dele Alli during training

"Dele Alli excites me a lot. He’s a goalscoring midfielder but he’s a different type of player to me. I’ve been so impressed by the season he has had for Tottenham. For me, he’s the one who really stands out. He’s straight in there in the starting XI.

"I look at this squad now and there's a real fearlessness in it. Dele Alli -- I don't see any fear there."

Alli seems certain to start for England in their first group game against Russia on Saturday night, and Hodgson and England supporters will be hoping that he can replicate his own club form at the tournament, as well as bringing the superb link-up between himself and Spurs teammate Harry Kane into the international team.

There have already been signs that that partnership could be key for England at the tournament, with Alli setting up the striker to score the opener after just three minutes of the recent friendly with Turkey.

Turkey's Mehmet Topal in action with England's Dele Alli

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