Dele Alli has named the best player at Tottenham Hotspurs, and it’s quite a surprising choice.
The England international skipped the likes of striker Harry Kane, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld to name midfielder Moussa Dembele the club’s best player.
“In my opinion, Dembele [is the best],” Alli told Soccer AM. “He’s very good – his feet are unbelievable. He’s so big as well but he just shifts his body so easily. I don’t know how he does it.”
The Belgian international has been plagued by injuries since joining the North London side in 2014, but is still a key part of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
“I’d have to say myself, or, Mousa Dembele as well,” he said when asked about who was the king of nutmegs at the club.
“His is different – I do it in the actual training and stuff. He just does it where he’ll call someone out one-on-one and say if you nutmeg someone, there’s a forfeit or something. He’s really good at that.”
Alli also put Dembele in the running for the team’s toughest player, admitting that it was a tough category.
“Dembele or [Moussa] Sissoko – Sissoko just looks scary,” Alli joked. “We’ve got [Victor] Wanyama as well.
“I don’t know who would win. They all said they’re not fighters so I don’t know – maybe me!”