Dele Alli has taken to social media to respond to rapper and Spurs fan, AJ Tracey, who hailed the midfielder’s lovely piece of skill last night.
Tottenham put seven past Maccabi Haifa on Thursday to book a place in the group stages of the Europa League, with Alli both winning and scoring a late penalty.
Despite the one-sided scoreline, the away side has some pretty threatening moments in the first half and gave Jose Mourinho’s men a scare when they equalised through a well-taken effort from Tjaronn Cherly on 17 minutes.
However, the Lilywhites responded swiftly and effectively put the game to bed through a Lucas Moura header and a Giovani Lo Celo double before the Argentine was replaced by Alli at half-time.
The Spurs midfielder, who has been frozen out of the first-team picture of late, put in an impressive display after the interval as he played a crucial part in the Tottenham counter that led to Kane’s hat-trick.
However, his best moment of the game came late on, as he produced a lovely piece of skill to nutmeg Bogdan Planic in the box, only for the Serbian to bundle him down.
Alli then dusted himself off and slotted the spot-kick into the back of the net with consummate ease to put the icing on the cake for Tottenham.
Tracey raved about the England international’s footwork in the build-up to the penalty, with Alli himself responding on social media.
Live and direct 😅 https://t.co/HmrxkKN9H9
— Dele (@dele_official) October 1, 2020
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Alli’s attitude in the second half certainly could not be faulted despite the midfielder having legitimate reasons to feel hard done by being left out of the matchday squad on several occasions. He looked sharp and worked hard for the side both on and off the ball. Hopefully, he builds on the performance and plays himself back into the starting eleven in the coming weeks.
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