VIDEO: Tottenham star Dele Alli with flashy nutmeg on Manchester City’s John Stones in England training
The highly-rated Tottenham forward saw his colleague from Manchester City present him with an opportunity that he was never going to pass up
Dele Alli will be hoping to guide England past Scotland on Saturday, but for now he is happy upstaging colleagues such as John Stones in training.
The Tottenham forward heads into the latest round of international fixtures coming off the back another standout season at club level.
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The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the finest goal-scoring midfielders in Europe, with his 22-goal haul in 2016-17 reported to have drawn admiring glances from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
He is, however, focused on events with Spurs and England for now, with his quick feet showcased once again during a recent training session as he made the most of an opportunity to make Manchester City defender Stones look silly.
Yes, @Dele_Alli – we got it. #threelions pic.twitter.com/7wNHVvISgm
— England (@England) June 9, 2017
Alli is looking for the nutmeg before Stones even gets to within striking range, which goes to show how sharp his footballing brain is.
England will be hoping for a few moments of brilliance from the Spurs star at Hampden Park in his next outing, as they seek to take another positive step towards the 2018 World Cup.
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The Three Lions sit top of Group F at present, with Scotland perched in fourth.
After that meeting between two old adversaries, England will take in a friendly date with France – 19 months on from Alli announcing his arrival on the international stage with a spectacular strike against the same opponent in a meeting at Wembley.