Dele Alli is backing striker Harry Kane to get the better of their Tottenham Hotspur teammate Davinson Sanchez in their World Cup last-16 clash against Colombia on Tuesday.
“I think he [Sanchez] is a great player, I don’t think any player is perfect, we know things, we know how he plays and he has a lot of strengths. We’re going to look to do as well as we can to exploit his very few weaknesses,” Alli told a news conference on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Sanchez has just completed his first season in the Premier League after joining Spurs in a £42 million pound deal from Ajax and Alli said he had been hugely impressed with the Colombian’s performances.
“He’s really impressed me since he has come in — he is a great player, he is physical, he is strong, he is good on the ball,” he said.
“Davinson is a great player, he is a great guy as well. It’s hard not to support him but as players there are no friends on the pitch, you have to go out and do your job and hopefully Harry comes out on top,” added Alli.
The midfielder is now back to full fitness and in contention to regain his starting place in Gareth Southgate’s lineup.