Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has spoken highly of Tottenham Hotspur duo Eric Dier and Dele Alli despite England’s early exit from Euro 2016.
Ancelotti, who is replacing Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena this summer, has assured England supporters that the current squad has “a lot of potential”.
And the decorated Italian boss has highlighted Spurs midfielders Dier and Alli for special recognition, describing the former as “one of the best players at the tournament”.
“As an Italian you will wonder if I can empathise with what those of you who support the Three Lions are going through,” Ancelotti told the Telegraph, according to the London Evening Standard.
“But really, it is not as bed as you think. Let me tell you one thing: this England team has a lot of potential.
“I like these young players that Roy Hodgson picked. I think Eric Dier has been one of the best players in the tournament.
“Dele Alli will be playing Champions League football next season and he will be one of the best young players in the competition.”
The London Evening Standard credited Bayern with an interest in Dier in April. The 22-year-old has made an outstanding transition from centre-back to holding midfielder.
And Ancelotti is also seemingly a fan of 20-year-old Alli, who did not have such a great time of it in France, but enjoyed a phenomenal first season at White Hart Lane.
Bayern are unlikely to be the only big club aiming admiring glances in the direction of the Tottenham youngsters. Once again Spurs may face a battle to keep hold of their best players.
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