By Dominic Toner
Dele Alli scored on Saturday as England completed a comfortable 2-0 victory against Malta – and the Tottenham supporters praised their player on Twitter.
England eased to another three points in their World Cup qualifier and Gareth Southgate will be pleased with his first game in charge.
Alli, 20, scored in the first-half when he cooly finished inside the box from a Jordan Henderson pass.
Daniel Sturridge had opened the scoring with a pinpoint header which nestled into the bottom corner and justified his starting role ahead of Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford.
Spurs have made a great start to the new Premier League season and Alli has played a cruical role in the midfield.
The attacking midfielder has grabbed two goals for Spurs in his first seven games and is a vital member of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Alli’s England goal and one fan claimed that England should build the team around the youngster.
Here are a selection of the messages:
This team should be built around Dele Alli, 20 years old & will be here for the next 5/6 big tournaments.
— Emmett M. Laverty (@EmmettMLaverty) October 8, 2016
We've got Alli
— Dave (@DaveTHFC_) October 8, 2016
— BartyⓋ (@AndrewBartramNG) October 8, 2016
Dele Alli, on the other hand, is an unbelievable player. So spatially aware and great technique and control. To think he is only 20 as well.
— Magnus Henderson (@UtdThought) October 8, 2016
Dele Alli. ?????
— Super SONNY (@Official_nuti) October 8, 2016
I think Dele Alli is such a player
— Matt Choman (@C_ahearne) October 8, 2016
Dele Alli needs a knighthood. Kids unbelievable
— Cotter (@bencotter_) October 8, 2016
Alli has enjoyed a fantastic start to his Spurs career after moving to White Hart Lane in 2015 from MK Dons.
He has now made 55 appearances for the Londoners and has an impressive record, scoring 12 goals and supplying 11 assists in all competitions.
Alli has managed to become an important member of the England set-up and his goal against Malta should help his case to keep his starting position in the future.
In other Tottenham news, Stan Collymore has called two of the club’s players embarrassing.