Former Fiorentina ace picks out Dele Alli as Tottenham's best player

Dele Alli largely made a good impression for Tottenham against Fiorentina.

Former Fiorentina defender Celeste Pin picked out Dele Alli as Tottenham Hotspur's most impressive player against his old side in last night's 1-1 draw.

Pin, who made 200 appearances for the Viola between 1982 and 1991, told Tuttomercatoweb he felt Alli was a standout player amid a strong performance from Spurs.

Alli played all 90 minutes although was lucky not to be reprimanded for aiming a kick at Nemad Tomovic.

Pin said: "[Dele Alli] is a good player, he really made a good impression on me, even from a physical point of view. But Tottenham, on the whole, are a good team."

Discussing Fiorentina's display, he added: "The approach to the game today was not good, because Zarate was isolated and none of the midfielders accompanied him properly. Tottenham were good at their game."

Alli played all 90 minutes of the game in an effective team display from Mauricio Pochettino's side, but it was not a match in which any player particularly stood out.

Teenager Alli was however the only Tottenham midfielder to create two goalscoring chances, with Christian Eriksen well shackled by the Italians, although his only attempt on goal was off target.

He was criticised by head coach Pochettino for his petulant kick, who told The BBC post-match that the former MK Dons midfielder has 'a lot to learn'.

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