Glen Hoddle insists Dele Alli won’t be affected by the thought of losing his place in the England team to another player.

The club legend was speaking to when he was asked if the likes of Jesse Lingard could displace Alli for the Three Lions ahead of the World Cup.

“I don’t think he (Alli) will be worried about it. He’ll look to get on with his own job. It’s up to other people to assess what they’re looking for,” said Hoddle.

“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.”



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