The 19-year-old has been a regular starter for Tottenham Hotspur of late and, with his sterling contributions in last night’s Wembley friendly, he’ll have gone a long way towards establishing himself in Roy Hodgson’s plans.
First of all he came away with the ball after a meaty tackle on Morgan Schneiderlin before taking it back again and rifling it into the top corner past Spurs club mate Hugo Lloris, then he dispossessed the much celebrated Paul Pogba in the build-up to Wayne Rooney’s strike.
Needless to say, Twitter was awash with comment, and some of it was quite funny…
Dele Alli waving goodbye to Pogba after winning possession for the second goal. https://t.co/mLYVdPodNL
— Dan (@DBGaming97) November 17, 2015
Dele Alli just dispossessed Paul Pogba. He's officially the best young midfielder in world football.
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) November 17, 2015
Dele Alli just made Paul Pogba look like Paul Pogblart, mall cop.
— Normcore Balotelli (@GaryRootbeer) November 17, 2015
Dele Alli is going to go back into the changing room, look at his phone and see his old tweets have been retweeted over 1million times
— Alex (@_Alex1993_) November 17, 2015
6,608 – Number of people who tweeted that Dele Alli is overrated who now think he'll win Euro 2016 for England. Turnaround.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) November 17, 2015
I predict that Dele Alli will be one of those players that commentators will always refer to by both names.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) November 17, 2015
I can't wait to see Dele Alli and Ross Barkley's Pizza Hut advert next summer
— FitbaThatba (@fitbathatba) November 17, 2015
Asked about Dele Alli, Paul Scholes literally just said the words "Well it's not very something that often happens." Stick to passing, mate.
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) November 17, 2015
Dele Alli knows. pic.twitter.com/G2WoEQT5cA
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) November 17, 2015
— Slow Sports News (@SlowSportsNews) November 17, 2015
Daniel Levy watching Dele Alli… pic.twitter.com/SsFoIN2sNy
— Sunday League FC (@SundayLeagueFC) November 17, 2015