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He's magic, you know - Dele on Christian

Posted on 16 August 2017  - 03:03

Dele Alli has described Christian Eriksen as 'a magician'.

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The pair's almost telepathic understanding clicked again as we opened our Premier League campaign with victory at Newcastle United on Sunday.

Christian pulled the strings again in midfield as we dominated possession at St James' Park. You felt it just needed that one pass to unlock the door - and it was one of our tried and trusted combinations who delivered again as Christian picked out Dele to slot home for 1-0.

The Danish star was involved again in our second goal as Ben Davies secured the three points - he has more assists than anyone else in the Premier League in 2017.

“He’s an unbelievable player with fantastic technique, he’s a magician,” explained Dele. “You just know that as soon as he puts his head down to deliver the ball, he’s going to put it where he wants it to go, so it’s down to you to make sure you get in the right position.

“Christian’s technique is so good, the ball will go to exactly where he sees the space, so if you make sure you attack it at the right time, then you’re going to get chances at goal. He’s got a lot more to his game as well, he’s got a great strike on him, keeps the ball moving all the time and is a fantastic player, it’s a pleasure to play alongside him.”