Previous Manchester United defender and Premier League legend Rio Ferdinand has actually heaped appreciation on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli after his performance versus Fulham on Thursday.
The 24- year-old was handed a rare start by Jose Mourinho and he justified his manager’s choice with a splendid efficiency.
Alli played an essential role in Tottenham’s only objective of the night and he triggered all sorts of issues for the Fulham defence with his work rate.
Ferdinand has likened the England midfielder’s movement to that of the Premier League legend Frank Lampard.
” I thought he had something today I’ve not seen for a while, that running beyond the striker,” Ferdinand stated on BT Sport (via Express).
” That is how he made his name, that is what thrilled everyone about him, entering into the box, a bit like Frank Lampard, getting into the box and being cold as soon as he acts.
” His runs off the ball I think are leading, high-level when he gets it.
The former Chelsea midfielder was remarkable with his face the box and motion in the final 3rd.
Alli has a similar style of play and creates a lot of goalscoring chances because of the timing of his runs.
His performance versus Fulham will certainly be motivating for Mourinho and the Tottenham fans. The attacking midfielder will intend to be handed another chance to begin this weekend.
Alli is a top-class player who can make a big difference for the London side and it will be interesting to see if he can hold down a routine beginning berth until the end of the season.
Read about Tottenham’s win over Fulham throughout midweek here