Gareth Southgate comments on Dele Alli

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,...

Dele Alli is one of the best players in the current Tottenham Hotspur and England squads.

Harry Kane (R) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his teams third goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West...

England national football team manager Gareth Southgate has told The Express that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli would be a better player if he adds consistency to his game.

Alli is one of the best young midfielders in the Premier League and is one of the best young players in the world.

The 21-year-old has established himself as a key figure in the current Tottenham team and is also an important player in the England squad.

England manager Southgate has praised the former Milton Keynes Dons youngster, and has said that he would be a better player with more consistency.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at...

“Dele is an interesting player,” Southgate told The Express. “If you analyse his game closely, he’s a scorer of goals and he’s not necessarily the link player Adam Lallana is.

“So perceptions of players and their actual particular skill sets and areas where they are effective is not what’s commonly perceived.

“I go to games and I look at one person and how he plays, so you see the different attributes. Dele’s biggest strengths are arriving in the box, timing his runs, finishing and scoring goals.

“If he can add consistency into his touch and creativity of pass into that, he’ll be a better player than he already is.”

Gareth Southgate looks on during an England Training Session at The LFF Stadium in Vilnius at a Media Access day on October 7, 2017 in Vilnius,

Alli’s form so far this season has not been great, but there is no doubt that the Spurs youngster is a superb footballer who could become world class in the coming years.

Given that he is only 21 years of age, the England international midfielder is still developing and has a lot to improve in his game.

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