Mauricio Pochettino believes that Dele Alli has the ability to play in any position for Tottenham Hotspur.
The England international has now taken his season’s tally to 18 goals in all competitions after scoring Tottenham’s second goal from the penalty spot in the 2-1 win against Southampton to narrow the gap with Chelsea to nine points.
With Harry Kane now sidelined for at least another six weeks through injury, everyone is looking to which players can step up and fill the void.
Pochettino was glowing in his praise for Dele, who is still only 20-years-old.
“I saw him at 17 years old playing at Milton Keynes as a holding midfielder against Manchester United. And I don’t know, always he can surprise me,” Pochettino told the press.
“Maybe one day he can play like a goalkeeper or a full-back or a centre-back. I think it is difficult to respond to that (question) because he is a player who plays in his best position, he is a player who likes to run into the box, he is very often very clever into the box.
“In the box he looks like a striker because he is more than clever, he has made his mark. Outside the box he is playing like a midfielder. Dele Alli always can surprise and you cannot guess with him. He has an unbelievable personality and character.”