Alli outlines England goals

Alli outlines England goals

Spurs star Dele Alli has revealed he hopes to establish himself as an "entertainer" in the England side under Gareth Southgate.

Southgate has been placed in temporary charge of the national side following Sam Allardyce's exit, although the Under-21 boss is rated as the current favourite to be handed the role on a permanent basis.

The 20-year-old was restored to the starting line-up for the win over Malta by the interim boss and is expected to keep his place against Slovenia on Tuesday.

Alli was used in a number 10 role by Southgate against Malta and repaid the boss' faith with a goal in the 2-0 win, and the Spurs star believes he can thrive in that position in the future.

"(Can I be) the entertainer? I hope so," he told reporters.

"I like to enjoy the game and to have fun and express myself as much as I can. That's the kind of thing that Gareth was saying to us before the game. So it suited me well.

"Obviously I'm happy to get the goal and maybe I could have got a few more.

"I just enjoyed every minute of it. I've always been looking to get goals and assists and to do that I need to be higher up the pitch. I missed a few chances but I'll put that behind me and keep on improving."

He added: "He (Southgate) told us to go out there and express ourselves, not to worry too much and to keep playing football and not get carried away.

"I think every manager is different in their own way, he is a great manager and I look forward to working under him."