Tottenham ace Dele Alli posts message after England win, praises teammate
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham ace Dele Alli was pleased with England’s win on Sunday and praised teammate Jermain Defoe for his impact.
The 20-year-old completed 90 minutes as Gareth Southgate’s side won 2-0 against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier.
Jamie Vardy made sure of the points with a second goal, but it was veteran striker Defoe who opened the scoring on his return to the side.
The Sunderland talisman was rewarded with a recall to the England squad and he marked his comeback with a clinical finish inside the penalty area.
Alli was delighted with the victory as they strengthen their grip at the top of their qualifying group and also gave a special mention to ex-Spurs player Defoe.
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“Good win today, a lot of positives to take from the week. Congrats to Jermaine Defoe,” Alli wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Dele (@dele_official) March 26, 2017
Alli was unable to get on the scoresheet against Lithuania, but he continues to be a crucial part of the national team’s set-up.
The attacking midfielder has managed to build a great partnership alongside Liverpool ace Adam Lallana and the pair were highly spoke of after the 1-0 defeat away to Germany.
He has been in great form for Spurs this season and that has helped him establish himself as a key player for England.
Alli has made 37 appearances for the north London club across all competitions, scoring 17 goals and supplying eight assists.
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