England international Dele Alli has come out to speak on how happy he is to play under new manager Frank Lampard, the former Tottenham player said the presence of the former Chelsea manager made joining Everton the “perfect match”. Lampard was appointed Toffees boss on transfer deadline day and made Alli a priority, signing him from Tottenham for a fee that could reach £40m.
Dele Alli Happy to Unite With Lampard
25-year-old Dele Alli has struggled to find his best form recently and has played only 10 Premier League games this season. Joining Everton the player said: “I’m here and I’m looking to show what I can do and show everyone the best part of Dele.” “He [Lampard] is an amazing manager and an amazing person as well.”
“Speaking to him and admiring him so much as a player, and what he’s done so far as a manager – I think it’s amazing. “He knows me very well as a player and I know the tactics he likes and how he likes to play, and how he likes his teams to work. So, I feel like it’s a perfect match and I can’t wait to get going.”
“Being an attacking midfielder and he scored a lot of goals as well as a midfielder I’ll speak to him a lot about that and what he did as a player to make the most of his talent.” Alli played an integral role under Mauricio Pochettino as the club achieved top-four finishes in four consecutive seasons, but he fell out of favour during the reigns of Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.