Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino responds when asked if Dele Alli is worried by Derby County's Mason Mount

Mason Mount of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli could be put under pressure by Derby County's Mason Mount at England level.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino watches his players during the English League Cup third round football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Stadium...

Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli is not concerned about the form of Mason Mount of Derby County.

Mount has joined Derby on loan and has been one of the stars of the Championship season so far.

The young midfielder is now being touted as a potential England international, and that could cost Tottenham’s Alli his starting spot for his country.

 

However, Pochettino insists that Alli isn’t concerning himself over the Derby man’s form.

He said: "I don’t know, it is difficult to say. Dele is Dele and he is a top player. Other players still need to show what they can do.

"Dele is higher than them. He is one of the best in England and he is one of the best in Europe in his position. I hope the experience of being captain for the first time will help him to improve even more.”

Dele Alli of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Alli hasn’t been in great form for Spurs this season, but he did score in midweek.

The attacking midfielder found the back of the net to help Tottenham beat Watford in the Carabao Cup.

Mount, meanwhile, also increased his reputation through his performance in the cup competition.

Mount helped Derby pull off the shock of the round, as they got past Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Mason Mount of Derby County during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Derby County at Boundry Park on August 14, 2018 in Oldham, England.

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