Dele Alli announced himself on the international stage last night with a stunning goal as England beat France at Wembley.
It was an emotional night for everyone involved as the French continued their recovery from the devastating terrorist attacks on Paris last Friday.
As well as gun attacks around the city, a suicide bomber attempted to enter the Stade de France during the national team’s friendly with Germany, but was stopped by security.
Both sets of fans united to sing La Marseillaise before kick-off and, once the formalities of remembering those affected were over, the teams made for an entertaining game.
Unfortunately for France, they were unable to give their country a victory to celebrate as England ran out 2-0 winners.
And it’s Roy Hodgson who will be very happy to see his side produce a strong performance as they continue their build-up to Euro 2016.
A major plus point was the display of Tottenham midfielder Alli – who made his first England start after appearing as a sub in their previous three games.
He was confident and assured around some illustrious company and capped the night with a beautiful 25-yard strike which set his country on the way to victory.
And Alli – who moved from MK Dons to Tottenham in the summer – was quick to share his emotions after the full-time whistle:
Words can't describe this feeling! Delighted to get my first goal for England tonight at Wembley and win 2-0! Thank you for all the messages
— dele alli (@dele_alli36) November 17, 2015
As long as Alli can stay fit and in form, you would expect him to play a big part for England at Euro 2016 next summer.