By Dominic Toner
Niall Quinn believes that Tottenham attacker Dele Alli gave a “lesson in technique” for his headed goal against Manchester City.
The 20-year-old continued his fantastic goalscoring form this season with a bullet header in the 2-2 draw at the Etihad on Saturday.
The England international has found great success since playing in a more advanced role alongside Harry Kane and has scored eight goals in his last six Premier League appearances.
Sky Sports pundit Quinn, discussing how important target men are in the Premier League and the quality from the likes of Andy Carroll and Olivier Giroud, revealed he was blown away by Alli’s efforts.
“Dele Alli is 6ft 2in and doesn’t play like a big man but on Saturday his headed goal from Kyle Walker’s cross was a lesson in technique,” Quinn wrote on Sky Sports’s website.
Alli is continuing to develop his game this season and has enjoyed a meteoric rise since he signed for Spurs in 2015 from MK Dons.
The attacking midfielder is regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in Europe and won the PFA Player of the Year last season.
He has begun to add more goals to his game this campaign and showed with a number of headed goals he is a threat in the air.
Alli has become one of Mauricio Pochettino’s players and has made 28 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 12 goals and supplying five assists.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s emerging star was called up to the senior squad to train.