Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino has showered praises on Anglo-Nigerian youngster Dele Alli who scored a wonderful goal on Saturday as Spurs came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 1-3.
Many have already submitted that Alli’s effort will be a strong contender for the goal of the season and Pochettino admitted he has been surprised with the youngster’s amazing progress at White Hart Lane.
The 19-year-old was playing in League One with MK Dons this time last year, before joining up with the Spurs squad in the summer.
He has since established himself as a first-team regular, scored on his first start for England and netted six times in the Premier League.
“It was a fantastic goal; it shows his quality and the moment he is in,” Spurs boss Pochettino told Sky Sports. “You expect players you sign to be able, professional and good quality, but I cannot lie, I think he has surprised everyone with the way he has played and his maturity.
“We knew he was a player with unbelievable potential but I think today he showed unbelievable quality and maturity, it is great to see him play and keep his feet on the ground as well.”
Interestingly, Alli was formerly on the radar of Nigerian football officials, but the 19-year old has since pledged his future to his country of birth, England.