BBC Pundit: This Tottenham star could match Premier League legend
By Dominic Toner
Alan Shearer believes that Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli could reach the levels of Frank Lampard.
Former England midfielder Lampard is the highest goal scoring midfielder in Premier League history and scored 177 league goals.
Spurs earned a 1-1 draw away at West Brom on Saturday and Alli grabbed an 89th minute equaliser to salvage a point.
Former player Nacer Chadli appeared to have won the game for three points, but the north London club maintained the only unbeaten record in the Premier League.
The result drops Spurs down to third and they are just a point behind Manchester City and Arsenal.
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BBC pundit Alan Shearer feels that if Alli keeps improving he could go on to match the heights of Lampard.
“If he keeps getting into positions and keeps working on his goal scoring, I do think in a few years time we could be talking about him (Alli) in the same breath as Frank Lampard,” he said on BBC’s Match of the Day programme.
Alli, 20, has become a crucial player at Spurs since his arrival at White Hart Lane in 2015 from MK Dons.
The attacking midfielder has scored three goals in his first 10 appearances this season and has a long way to go to emulate the prolific Chelsea legend Lampard.
He has also become a regular feature for England and is expected to be the long-term future of the country.
Alli has scored 13 goals since his arrival in Spurs in just 56 appearances.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has favoured Alli in the number 10 role behind the striker and he is a big reason behind the club’s tag as title contenders.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Isco’s performance for Real Madrid.