Tottenham fans must feel like they’re on the top of the world. Second in the league and a young team full of future superstars, what more could they want?
While Harry Kane rose to prominence last season with 31 goals in 51 appearances, the whole team is finally catching on to Mauricio Pochettino’s policy now.
Eric Dier was signed last season from Sporting Lisbon initially to play in defence but his transition into midfield looks like a match made in heaven. Meanwhile Dele Alli, the 18-year-old who led MK Dons’ 4-0 demolition of Manchester United, has had a meteoric rise to become the newest kid in an ever increasing line of future England superstars.
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Using Pochettino’s high-pressing style as their mantra, all three have taken their game to another level.
Kane is now more than just a fox in the box and is even a threat from long distance. Alli on the other hand, has been used in the number ten role to perfection. His relentless energy and drive to win the ball back have symbolised everything Pochettino is trying to achieve. Dier has improved ten-fold since making the move further forwards and uses his experience from being in the back four to sniff out any opposition chances before they even get going.
While his distribution skills were honed during his time at Sporting, Dier has taken to his new role like a fish to water. Slotting in between the two centre-backs and spraying cross-field passes into his wingers, Dier is the modern version of a footballing quarter-back.
In truth, it is not only the Spurs fans who will be happy with the emergence of the trio. England fans also have every right to be excited about the trio's emergence.
While Kane is a refreshing option to the everlasting Wayne Rooney, Dier provides the steel in midfield that had been missing for quite some time now.
Alli has the toughest road into the starting lineup, having to compete with the likes Ross Barkley and Adam Lallana for a place. However, given his undoubted potential, current form and strong relationship with Kane and Dier, Roy Hodgson has no option but to ensure the youngster starts their opening game in France this summer.
So while Tottenham remain on Leicester's coat-tails in their chase for a first Premier League title, it is the national team that is really winning.