Tottenham new boy Dele All is now staking an impressive claim for a first-team berth. Although Spurs might have lost 2-0 to Real Madrid in the Audi Cup semi-final, Alli provided some solace with a strong display in midfield – the highlight of which was a cheeky nutmeg on Luka Modric.
The 19-year-old, who signed from MK Dons for £5million in January but was loaned straight back until the end of the season, shone at the Allianz Arena and did not seem at all star-struck against the likes of Modric, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos.
Alli signed a five-and-a-half-year deal in January and will hope to play a big part in Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s plans. Still, while he might represent a nice hope for the future, Spurs fans were made to rue the past when they watched their side play Madrid.