Kane sends message to Tottenham teammate Alli after he beats him to PFA award
By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane has congratulated Tottenham ace Dele Alli for his success at the PFA awards, despite losing out to his teammate for a prize.
Spurs playmaker Allí was announced as the PFA Young Player of the Year for a second consecutive season, while Chelsea’s N’Golo Kane swooped the main award.
Alli, 21, managed to win the individual accolade ahead of five other contenders on a strong six-man shortlist, which included striker Kane.
Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, Burnley’s Michael Keane, Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane were also nominated.
Kane believes that his teammate deserved to win prize following his performances this season.
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“Congratulations to this man Dele Alli for winning PFA young player of the year 2 years in a row! Fully deserved!” Kane wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 24, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino has managed to build a strong young squad at White Hart Lane, something that was reiterated by having two nominees for the young player of the year.
Alli’s total of 20 goals across all competitions this season has been one of his greatest assets and the midfielder has strengthened his attacking play.
The Englishman has managed to strike up a good bond with national teammate Kane, with the duo giving Spurs some real quality in attack.
Meanwhile, attackers Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son have also chipped in to make the north London club dangerous in front of goal.
They will be hoping their star names can fire them to the Premier League title this campaign as they try to overturn the four-point deficit to leaders Chelsea.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted to Kante winning the PFA Player of the Year award.