'Both brains are tuned in': Niall Quinn raves about supreme Tottenham attacking duo
By Matt Farr
Pundit Niall Quinn has delivered high praise for Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Harry Kane for their understanding of each other’s game.
The attacking pair have contributed a combined 46 goals and 16 assists in all competitions this season, as Tottenham reign supreme as the third-most prolific side in the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min have also been instrumental figures in Tottenham’s free-scoring forward unit, but Quinn reserved particular praise for Kane and Alli.
Speaking on Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of Tottenham’s clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday, Quinn revealed he was impressed by the pair’s connection on the pitch, and how they know where each other will be.
He said: “The two of them know each other so well, and they know what’s happening. They don’t have to be stood beside each other. They can be far apart but both brains are tuned in and switched on to the next move.
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“It’s supreme between the two of them. They get into areas as they’re in play where they know they can do something with each other. I think that’s a fabulous tool to have.
“Dele Alli likes getting in [to the box] late, his feet, his scoring and his technique is excellent, but his brain of getting in the right place at the right time, I think is superb. For such a young lad, that is quite amazing.”
The two players have played a starring role for Tottenham in recent weeks, as they cranked up the pressure on league leaders Chelsea ahead of the Premier League finale.
But they endured a rare quiet day at the office against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, as the high-flying Eagles kept them well shackled throughout the game.
However, it was the third member of the sublime attacking trio – Eriksen – who conjured up the defining moment of the game, to hand Tottenham a much-needed three points.
His long-range effort ensured Tottenham reduced the gap behind league leaders Chelsea to four points ahead of the final five matches of the season.
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