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​Tottenham star Dele Alli willing to fight for England spot - Hoddle

Former Tottenham and England manager Glenn Hoddle does not believe that Deli Alli is worried about his place in the England team.

While Alli is regarded as one of the most promising young players in the nation, he has endured a slightly difficult season.

The goals have not come as frequently, and Alli has been involved in a few instances of poor challenges and dives that have started to earn him a negative reputation.

However, Hoddle believes that Alli is ready to fight for his England place.

"I don't think he'll be worried about it," said Hoddle.

"He'll look to get on with his own job. It's up to other people to assess what they're looking for.

"Gareth Southgate will look for something different in the plan if he goes for one player and not another because it suits what he's looking to do in the team.

"Dele Alli will just get on with his job and he's a top threat. He'll maintain getting into the penalty area and scoring goals.

"He's had a slightly indifferent season, but he's still affected the game. He will affect the game as he's a box threat and he likes to score goals.

"He's done that time and time again over the last few seasons and we forget how young he is.

"It's great seeing two young English players playing well in that position.

"It's such an important position nowadays in that role if they play the player in behind the striker. It's not a free role, it's the hub of the team."

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