Dele Alli has admitted that he wants to take on more of a leadership role at Tottenham after being handed the captain’s armband for the EFL Cup game against Watford.
Dele Alli led out his side at Stadium MK for the third-round clash, which Tottenham won on penalties following a 2-2 draw in normal time.
The EFL Cup match was particularly special for Dele as he was returning to the stadium of former side MK Dons, and the 22-year-old says that it was an “honour” to skipper Tottenham on his homecoming.
“It was good, it was a little bit too big for me but it was a massive honour for me,” he told Sky Sports News. “I spoke to the gaffer yesterday and he asked me if I wanted to be [captain] and it was a real privilege.
“I think it’s important when we’re out on the pitch that we know we need to have 11 leaders out there, but it was a huge honour.
“If you asked the boys about my speech before they might disagree, but I think I want to be a leader out there anyway and whether I’ve got the armband or not it’s important that that is my mentality.”