Dele Alli names the best player at Tottenham

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English playmaker Dele Alli has named the person who believes is the best footballer currently at Tottenham.

The 20-year-old firmly established himself as a first-team regular at White Hart Lane last season, playing 33 of Spurs' 38 league games and scoring ten goals in addition to providing nine assists.

He's already bagged himself three goals in this campaign, and when asked who Tottenham's best player is, the talented youngster didn't opt for the likes of Toby Alderweireld, captain Hugo Lloris or even star striker Harry Kane.


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According to Alli, Belgian international Moussa Dembele is the most gifted player at the club and, in an interview with Soccer AM, he praised his teammate for some of his "unbelievable" attributes.

"In my opinion, Dembele (is the best)," Alli replied. "He's very good - his feet are unbelievable. He's so big as well, but he just shifts his body so easily. I don't know how he does it."

Dominant Dembele

Dembele rose to prominence as a pacey centre-forward at Fulham but the 29-year-old has transformed over his six years in England into one of the most powerful central midfielders in the Premier League.

He's quick, strong, not afraid to shoot from distance and almost impossible to shrug off the ball. Despite his injury setbacks, it's no surprise that Dembele has emerged as a key man for Mauricio Pochettino.

Alli the nutmeg king

On the lighter side of things, Alli also revealed that Dembele is the only player who can challenge him as the king of the nutmeg at Tottenham.

The England star has comically nutmegged numerous players, from Real Madrid's Luka Modric in pre-season and Dembele himself in a training session to two Bournemouth defenders within the space of two seconds earlier this term.

His most notable nutmeg has to be when he incredibly put the ball through the legs of his good friend Eric Dier without him even noticing whilst on international duty, which you can see below:

When asked who performed the skill the best, Alli said: "I'd have to say myself, or Moussa Dembele as well. His is different - I do it in the actual training (sessions) and stuff.

"He just does it where he'll call someone out one-on-one and say 'if you nutmeg someone, there's a forfeit' or something. He's really good at that."

In some other quick-fire questions, Alli named Danny Rose as Pochettino's teacher's pet, Dier as the worst-dressed Spurs player and the trio of Dembele and summer signings Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko as the club's strongest stars.

Who do YOU think is Tottenham's best player? Be sure to leave YOUR opinion in the comments box below!

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Mauricio Pochettino
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