Dele Alli
Dele Alli gave England the lead against France shortly before half-time at WembleyReuters

Tottenham players Harry Kane and Eric Dier praised teammate Dele Alli after the midfielder scored his first goal for England in the friendly win over France.

Alli, 19, marked his full debut for the senior side with a 25-yard strike that evaded goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to put England ahead at Wembley, before Wayne Rooney sealed the win with a sublime volley in the second half.

Dier and Kane started the match with Alli and were full of praise for their Spurs teammate. "It was an incredible goal and I'm buzzing for him. He fully deserves it," Kane told Spurs's official website after the match.

"He's been great for the club this season and now he's doing it for England as well. We're all delighted for him. He works so hard and the rewards are coming his way.

"I just told him beforehand to keep doing what he's been doing all season at Spurs, to go out there and enjoy it, to show everyone what he can do and he did that. He was outstanding."

'Faultless display'

Dier, who also made his full England debut, said he had developed a good understanding with Alli through playing together at club level.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney scored his 51st international goal with a sublime volley early in the second halfReuters

"We've both enjoyed ourselves recently, playing game after game and it was great to play alongside Dele again here," he said.

"He's doing so well. He's on a great wave at the moment and can't do anything wrong.

"Hopefully he'll keep doing it and I'm delighted for him because he's a great lad, his feet are on the ground and he deserves everything he gets."

England manager Roy Hodgson also lavished praise on Alli's performance, describing it as "faultless". "It was as close as you can get to faultless performance. I didn't at any moment of the game think he was anything other than top class," he told the FA's official website.