Speaking in an exclusive interview with L’Équipe, Tottenham goalkeeper and France captain Hugo Lloris discussed the rise of team-mate Dele Alli.
“He is a young player. But I have been in professional football for 12 years and one can say that he has something special, this boy. I love him, I like his personality, completely different to me, his carefree attitude. As soon as questions are asked of him, when he is in a difficult period, he reacts, he scores. I know what is ahead of him, praise, criticism, and as I have a very, very good relationship with him, I think that is is my role as captain to watch over that, to be there when things are not going so well. But he has something special.”