Pochettino hails Alli

He has scored 16 league goals so far this season

BY Simon Maguire 18:39 Monday 10 April 2017, 18:39 10 Apr 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London. Picture by: John Walton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tottenham Hotspur manager Maurico Pochettino has hailed Dele Alli as one of the best midfeilders in Europe after he continued his fine scoring form at the weekend.

Alli opened the scoring on Saturday with a beautifully curled shot from outside the box as Spurs thumped Watford 4-0 to keep the pressure on Chelsea.

Speaking to the media afterwards, Pochettino said: First of all, he's a great kid, a lovely, lovely person. And then he is a great player.

He is so young, he can improve a lot, learn a lot, his potential is massive. Every day he's improving, and getting more mature. He's improving in his skills but in his character as well.

"He's special. He's different from all the players who play now at his age. He's so experienced. His energy, his character, his quality. He is a unique player," he added.

Tottenham's win on Saturday temporarily reduced Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to four points but the seven point lead had been reinstated by the end of the day after Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1. 

Tottenham entertain Bournemouth this Saturday before Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Sunday. 

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