first_imgFormer Tottenham star David Ginola has dismissed any qualms about Dele Alli’s temperament and insists the midfielder must play for England at Euro 2016.Alli has been one of the standout performers of the season so far with his incredible strike against Crystal Palace a leading contender for goal of the season.However, at only 19-years-old there has been debate as to whether he should be starting for England this summer so quickly after his meteoric rise from League One MK Dons.But Ginola believes he absolutely must. “He needs to play [at the Euros]. He is a fantastic player,” Ginola told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“You think about waiting for him to get more experience, I don’t think so, he will get that with his club.“He is going to have a great European Championships and a great end of the season for Spurs.“He is the future of English football and with his feet he is doing things that others can only dream of.”Alli was lucky not to see red for an apparent kick out during Thursday night’s Europa League draw with Fiorentina.The incident led to Mauricio Pochettino saying the Englishman still has a lot to learn, and while Ginola agrees, the former France international insists many of the game’s greats all had an aggressive streak.“You have to look at the overall picture of the player,” Ginola added. “He has some downsides and this is probably one of his only weaknesses in the game: having some bad gestures on the football pitch.“But you mention players like David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane, a lot of the great players have had a temper on the pitch.“Alli will get rid of that in a few months’ time. It will be history in a few years.“He is very, very talented and you cannot be perfect at the age of 20, you still have plenty to learn and he is still in the learning process.”last_img

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