Alli staying grounded

Midfielder Dele Alli admits the challenge now is to keep progressing as a player after signing a new long-term deal at Tottenham.

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The 20-year-old moved to Spurs from Milton Keynes Dons in 2015 and it was announced on Monday morning that he has penned a contract extension that will tie him to White Hart Lane until 2022.

It has been a meteoric rise for the England international schemer, who was relatively unknown 12 months ago but went on to start three of the Three Lions’ four games at Euro 2016.

He is part of a talented squad that Mauricio Pochettino has assembled in north London, with Spurs in this season’s Champions League and currently third in the Premier League standings.

Alli is a vital part of the squad and now wants to push on to achieve his aims in the sport.

“It was a crazy year and it still feels like a dream,” he told the club’s official website. “I have to keep trying to improve, I can’t get carried away, I have to keep trying to make each year better than the last. This will be a tough year to top but hopefully I can do it.”

Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Alli to lead Tottenham to a top-three finish and they are next in league action at Middlesbrough on Saturday, September 24.

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