Football

Alli has featured in 21 Premier League games for Tottenham this season.

Dele Alli has Mauricio Pochettino to thank for his rise at Tottenham

Published 1 Comments

Football News
24/7

After returning from his loan spell with MK Dons at the beginning of the season, Tottenham's Dele Alli has been nothing short of a revelation at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are firmly in the race for the Premier League title, sitting firmly in fourth and five points behind leaders Leicester City, and whilst Harry Kane's goals have been vital, it's the consistently brilliant performances of Alli that have perhaps proved most influential.

The English midfielder's incredible rise to prominance was encapsulated by his strike against Crystal Palace last weekend, firing home a volley from outside the box after an intelligent piece of skill. As a result, Alli is now being heralded as the latest 'future of England'.

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5

Article continues below

The 19-year-old has a lot to owe Pochettino for his rise to stardom, though. From the outset this season, the Argentine has showed patience and faith in his starlet and given him the game time necessary to make his mark.

It was the 43-year-old who signed Alli last February on transfer deadline day, paying £5 million for his services and offering a five-and-a-half-year deal, such was the potential he saw in him.

Article continues below

For someone of such a young age, Alli has been entrusted with a regular staring place and the responsibility of marshalling the centre of the park. In fact, the England international has played 21 of Tottenham's 23 Premier League games thus far, scoring six goals.

Had the midfielder signed for Liverpool, whom Spurs reportedly pipped to his signing, his fortunes could well have been very different, especially under the much-maligned Brendan Rodgers.

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Alli has thrived from Pochettino's experience and track record of nurturing young, English talent. The former Southampton boss has helped establish Kane as one of the Premier League's finest strikers and also played a vital role in developing the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Calum Chambers at his old club.

If Pochettino continues to show such faith in Alli, there's little doubt he can continue to develop and perhaps become one of the Premier League's, if not Euorpe's, best central midfielders.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League
Football
Gareth Bale

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again