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Redknapp claims Alli is ahead of Gerrard and Lampard at current stage of career

Dele Alli saved Tottenham’s blushes against Watford by scoring a late equaliser. Tottenham dominated the second half against the Hornets but we lacked creativity in the final third to break down the away side.

Alli was in the right place at the right time to profit from a Ben Foster mistake and scored his first goal of the season.

Dele Alli with Paulo Gazzaniga

The 23-year-old has struggled with injury and form over the past year, however, former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp has leapt to the defence of Alli.

Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column that the Spurs star is ahead of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard (h/t Daily Star):

“Dele Alli does not turn 24 years old for another six months, yet this kid is already ahead of the rest when you think of those who graced England’s midfield before him.

“Frank Lampard, for example, played 185 Premier League games before turning 24. In those, he managed 43 goals or assists. Steven Gerrard played 170 and got to 47. David Beckham played in 140 and got to 65. All great players, all big names.”

The former Spurs star added that Alli featured in his 133rd game and has now been involved in 72 top-flight goals:

“It was Alli, stylishly putting the ball into the back of the net for the 43rd time in his career. Add those to his 29 assists, and he has been involved in 72 goals in the top flight.”

Redknapp concluded by suggesting that Alli should not be written off and had been linked with Real Madrid in the past.

A boost for Alli

The performance might not have been great but getting a goal will be great for Alli. The 23-year-old was one of the best in the Premier League a couple of years ago, and this could be the spark to get him going again.

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We need the midfielder to remain fit for the majority of the season, and it will be interesting to see how he does in the coming weeks.

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