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Dele 'privileged' to play with Christian

Posted on 30 May 2016  - 14:43

Dele Alli reckons he benefitted from working alongside “world class” Christian Eriksen in 2015-16.

Dele Alli with Christian Eriksen at White Hart LaneThe pair link up again in the 2-2 draw at Swansea

The PFA Young Player of the Year made headlines throughout the recently-concluded campaign for his fantastic displays in what was his first season in the top flight following his move up from MK Dons.

Many of his appearances for us came as part of an attacking midfield trio that also included Christian and, as he looked back on the last 10 months, Dele explained that the three-time Danish Footballer of the Year had a positive influence on him – both in training and in games.

“Christian is a great player – there’s no hiding the fact that he’s world class and he’s a joy to play with,” said the 20-year-old.

“He’s one of the players that you enjoy working with every day in training. You get to watch him and see how hard he works on the training field and when you do that it’s no surprise when he produces on matchdays the way he does.

“As a young player, to be able to watch someone like Eriksen, who is obviously young as well, for me it’s a great privilege.”