Dele Alli is one of the best young midfielders in the world, and the Tottenham Hotspur star showed his talent and quality against Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid this week.
The England international was the star of the show for Spurs, as the North London outfit got the better of the defending European champions 3-1 at the Wembley Stadium in London on Wednesday evening.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder scored twice to help Tottenham win the Champions League group-stage game and see them through to the first knockout round.
Alli’s overall form so far this season has not been great, but the former Milton Keynes Dons youngster seems to be getting close to his best in recent matches.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins, though, was not too impressed with Alli’s overall performance for Tottenham against Madrid at Wembley in the Champions League, suggesting that the England international midfielder should have retained the ball more often than he did.
Wilkins said about Alli’s performance on the Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports News on Thursday morning (10:07am, November 2, 2017): “Well, his actual performance I wasn’t overly impressed with because as much as Dele Alli scores goals and he has this incredible knack of breaking through midfield.
“I think he is a bit like David Platt, to be perfectly honest. David Platt scored numerous goals from breaking through midfield.
Dele has to stop giving the ball away as well. Now the third goal when Eriksen scores and he lays the ball off to Kane was terrific and that’s what he should be doing, but there are many many times during the game when I think that Dele can retain the ball a lot, lot better, play a lot earlier, but he is 21 years of age. He will have to learn this.”