Sometimes, when Dele Alli’s in the mood, there’s just nothing the opposition can do. The 22-year-old is a big game player and when he gets going there is simply no stopping him. Last night was one of those games for the young England prodigy as he was named as the man of the match against Leicester for his part in the Lilywhites’ 2-0 away win.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 9 December 2018
In truth, the Foxes offered very little in the way of an attacking threat and without Jamie Vardy, they looked blunt going forward. However, the same could not be said of the away team. Harry Kane missed the clash as Mauricio Pochettino cast one eye to the huge Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday, but he wasn’t missed at all as an attacking trio of Alli, Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura did the business as the King Power Stadium.
The next game that the Lilywhites face is away at Barcelona, as previously mentioned, and after the Catalan giants clubbed Spurs at Wembley the fans are hopeful of getting a result in Spain. This time around, though, Alli will be fit to face Barcelona and after he missed the first clash he’ll be desperate to get into Ernesto Valverde’s side. It was Alli last season who stuck two past Real Madrid at Wembley as the North London side downed Los Blancos 3-1, and if he can repeat that against the other half of El Classico then he’ll be a Spurs hero already, aged just 22.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Alli’s display here:
10. He’ll do it again Tuesday night. Big game player.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) December 9, 2018
10 most underrated player in the prem along with sonny
— Alfie (@AlfieButler20) December 9, 2018
He was incredible . pic.twitter.com/B5vHCdAQV1
— Andrew (@Datey11) 9 December 2018
I'd pay top dollar to see him. He's still a pup age wise too. So underrated and in the form of his life. He must be a nightmare to play against.
— ultramattr (@mattoor) December 9, 2018
8 with even more to come
— columbo (@croydonthfc) December 9, 2018
Saving the 10 for tuesday hopefully
— Josh (@Josht432) December 9, 2018
— Notyouraveragefangirl2.0 (@_joaaannn) December 9, 2018
10. Stood out as the best player on the pitch by miles
— Carmine Filarmonico (@carminef1) December 9, 2018
Tottenham fans everywhere loved seeing Alii at his best and will just hope that he’s saved some for Tuesday.