Dele Alli named PFA Young Player of the Year for 2015/16

To no one’s surprise Tottenham’s Dele Alli has won this season’s PFA Young Player of the Year award beating the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, Philippe Coutinho and Jack Butland.

Alli has experienced a meteoric rise to Premier League after playing in Ligue 1 with MK Dons last season. Since making his Spurs debut, Alli has gone on to score 10 goals and register 9 assists to his name.

At the age of 19, Alli was not expected to play a regular role in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans, however, not only he broke in to the first team, he is Tottenham’s most important player right now after Harry Kane.

After starting the season from central midfield, Alli’s stocks soared through the roof when he started playing in the number 10 role. His intelligence over the ball is second to none and at no point he looked like a player who is 19-year old.

Alli with his PFA Young Player of the Year trophy

Alli with PFA Young Player of the Year awardAlli turned 20 last weekend and delivered one of his most brutal performances of the season. Alli scored 2 and assisted the other in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Stoke. The win has kept Leicester honest in this season’s title race.

Premier League medal or not, Alli has certainly made his mark on Premier League this season and he has been rightly awarded with the PFA Young Player of the Year award this season.

Alli’s stunning 2015/16 season has seen him break in to England’s national squad and is one of the favorites to be in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad. Like his club, Alli is indispensable for his country and will be a big player for England at the upcoming Euros.

Alli was not present to receive his award as Spurs play West Brom tomorrow night and players need to be fresh as they have to once again chase an 8-point gap after Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea earlier today.

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