Alli doesn’t know what the future holds

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli isn’t too concerned about where his football career takes him, saying right now it more important for him to “enjoy the journey”.

Alli has been a sensation for Spurs in his two seasons at the club and has scored 21 goals in 47 games across all competitions during the current campaign, while generally being a menace to opposition defences.

Naturally all the world’s best club’s have taken an interest in the young England man, who says he doesn’t know if he’ll spend his whole career in north London, or move to pastures new one day.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday, the two-time PFA Young Player of the Year said: “It’s important you enjoy the journey, whether I end up at Tottenham for the next 15 years and retire here.

“I think it’s important for me not to get too carried away by what will happen in the future.”

He added: “The way football is, anything can happen at any time. I will enjoy my time here now; who knows what will happen in the future.”

Alli also only had positive words for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino when he said: “He’s a very passionate guy, an unbelievable manager. Nobody in our team would say a bad word about him. His door is always open, not just for football either. He is a father figure to the players.

“The thing people respect him most for, no matter who you are, he’s not afraid to drop anyone. If you take your foot off the gas or have a bad attitude, he will let you know straight away. You have to work hard to be a part of his team.”

Alli added that he was disappointed that Spurs failed in their bid for the Premier League title, but was impressed with the way his side kept pace with eventually winners Chelsea.