Carlo Ancelotti praises Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli

England's Dele Alli during training

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli made 33 Premier League appearances for Mauricio Pochettino's side last campaign.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has told the Telegraph that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will be one of the best youngsters in the Champions League next season.

Spurs qualified for Europe’s top competition by finishing in third place in the Premier League last term.

Alli’s performances were a major reason why Tottenham performed so far above expectations last campaign.

And former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Ancelotti said: "Dele Alli will be playing Champions League football next season and he will be one of the best young players in the competition.”

England's Dele Alli

Alli enjoyed a rapid rise after moving from MK Dons to join Spurs last summer.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder made 33 Premier League appearances for Tottenham, and he scored on eight occasions.

Alli’s form earned him a place in England’s squad at Euro 2016, but he failed to show his best in France.

England's Dele Alli during training

Alli, like a number of England’s players, did not manage to play to their potential - as the Three Lions crashed out against Iceland.

Alli started in three of England’s four matches at the international competition, but he struggled to make much of an impression.

England's Dele Alli in action

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