The brain of a 35-year-old… Upson shares opinion on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Middlesbrough's Adlene Guedioura

Dele Alli featured for Tottenham Hotspur against Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Dele Alli is one of the best young players in the Premier League. In fact, the Tottenham Hotspur star is one of the best young midfielders in entire Europe.

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The 20-year-old has established himself as a key player for the North London outfit and is an important figure in the England national team.

Alli is virtually guaranteed a place in the Spurs starting lineup when he is fit. The former Milton Keynes Dons star featured in the Premier League game against Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening.

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The young midfielder started the match and played for 88 minutes, and Matthew Upson was impressed with his performance. The 37-year-old ex-Arsenal, West Ham and MK Dons defender believes that Alli has the brain of a 35-year-old.

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Middlesbrough's Adlene GuediouraTottenham's Dele Alli in action with Middlesbrough's Adlene Guedioura

“I've been so impressed with Dele Alli today, his movement is brilliant, he plays with the brain of a 35-year-old,” said Upson on BBC Radio 5 live (19:04). “Combined with his youth and enthusiasm, it makes him such a dangerous weapon for Tottenham.”

  Passing AccuracyTackles WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveryTouchesShots on TargetGoal AssistGoalsMins Played
Dele Alli 86% 2 0 7 63 0 0 0 88

Tottenham's Harry Winks comes on as a substitute to replace Dele AlliTottenham's Harry Winks comes on as a substitute to replace Dele Alli

Tottenham are second in the Premier League table at the moment, three points clear of third-placed Arsenal and nine behind leaders Chelsea. Spurs will take on Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the league next weekend and will head into the match as favourites.

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