Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy has tipped Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli to become an England regular in the nearest future following his invitation to the national team for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania next week.
The 19-year-old midfielder with Nigerian roots has distinguished himself since returning from a short loan spell from MK Dons at the summer and Murphy believes that he can establish himself with the Three Lions if given the opportunity.
“With games against Lithuania and Estonia, it is a good chance to get someone like him in and just be around the place,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“Even if he isn’t going to get any minutes, just to see what it is like to be on the big stage, be around the big players and just to get an experience because it is inevitable he will become a regular in a couple of years’ time.
“He is a superb athlete so physically he is capable. Obviously he has a lack of experience but the way he has played in the last month for Tottenham has been nothing short of incredible. He has played with a confidence and a strut that you wouldn’t expect someone so young to play with and that says a lot about him.”
Tottenham Hotspurs will return to premier league action on Sunday when they travel to Wales to face Swansea City.