You knew it was coming. The Dele Alli match compilation highlight reel vs. France is here. The Tottenham Hotspur starlet/phenom/wunderkind/legend/future Ballon d'or winner/future England captain got his first senior level start for his country on Tuesday in a highly-emotional friendly match following the horrifying terrorist attacks in Paris just four days prior.
Yes, Alli scored a sensational goal to beat Hugo Lloris in his full debut. That's just the tip of the iceberg. As he's shown all season long with Spurs, he was confident on the ball and commanding presence in the center of the park for the Three Lions. Sharing a midfield with his Spurs teammate Eric Dier, the England midfield held their own against the likes of Blaise Matuidi, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Yohan Cabaye. Three proven footballers at the top level. It was a quite impressive performance by the youngsters as they try to impress Roy Hodgson and stake their claim for regular playing time.
Only time will tell how far Dele Alli will go in his career. The future is a fun thing to joke about, but with the talent he possesses some of those jokes might just turn to reality one day. Sit back and enjoy the video of his performance against France: