Stewart Robson says Dele Alli will not be world class

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur and Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United clash during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23,...

Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson does not seem to rate Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli too highly.

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur after he is subbed during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham...

Former Arsenal and West Ham United midfielder Stewart Robson has told ESPN FC that Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli will not be a world-class player.

Robson, who played for Arsenal in the 1980s and made over 150 competitive appearances for the Gunners, expects Alli to play for the England national football team for a long time, but the former Coventry City man does not think that the Spurs midfielder will become a world-class player.

“I think he will be an England international for quite some while, but he is not going to be a world-class player,” Robson told ESPN FC when asked how good Alli is.

Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur...

Alli’s performances so far this season have been disappointing, but there is no doubt that that Spurs youngster is one of the best young midfielders in Europe.

The development and progress of the former Milton Keynes Dons midfielder at Tottenham over the past two seasons have been stunning.

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

True, the 21-year-old needs to improve on his game and must also be more mature on the pitch, but he has been, without doubt, the best young player in the Premier League for the past two seasons.

Alli has scored two goals and provided one assist in seven Premier League appearances for Tottenham so far this season.

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