Jose Mourinho has opted to omit Dele Alli from Tottenham’s squad for their clash with Burnley this evening, according to The Athletic.
Alli was once considered one of the promising young talents in English football – and few would deny that, despite a dip in form, he is a uniquely talented midfielder. He has an eye for goal and an innate ability to find himself in positions to score them.
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However, he does not appear to be to Mourinho’s liking. Alli started Spurs’ opening Premier League fixture against Everton, which they lost 1-0, but has not been named in any Mourinho league starting eleven since.
As per The Athletic, he won’t be tonight as Tottenham travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley, either. In fact, the report reveals that Alli has not even been included in the squad for the fixture.
The 24-year-old faces an uphill battle to regain his England place ahead of next summer’s European Championships. A move away from Spurs in January, if he can’t force his way back into Mourinho’s thinking, could be the only option.
Dele took his eye of the ball a couple years ago, he thought he was a superstar. His sideline career of modelling and fashion distracted him, his form dipped and he now can’t get it back. He’s now slow, holds up play when we like to spring the attack, weak with the ball and losses possession. I fully agree with dropping him from the squad.
Spot on. He also seems physically weak.
I agree with every thing you say
Dele let himself down,he let the team down and het let the supporters down,his poor form coincided with the run of results that got poch the sack.
we all love dele and want the dele with the hunger and desire,the dele of the first couple of seasons ,if he cant get that hunger and desire back soon then levy should swop him with inter for eriksen. he is overpaid for playing a competitive sport he loves,he dont require any sympathy,shape up or ship out.
Maybe you should look at how he has been used. For comparison , Eric Dier is an average footballer, but that made it worse when Poch decides he has what it takes to be a holding mid. He has zero skills on the ball and could barely pass 10 yard forward. Now, he is back at central defense where is average skill and a good tacklier, not bad in the air serves his skillset. Lets fast forward to Dele a young nasty midfielder by trade who happens to have some Bryan Robson in him or a Steven Gerrard. Apart from Gerrard latter years no one told him he was a #10. He in fact Gerrard went backwards to a deep lying mid. Somehow, Poch again tries to turn Alli into a #10 which he is not. Not because you can grab a few spectacular goals that does not make you a number #10, it means you are seeing the plays from a different angle and has people around you like Erikssen that could spot a pass. In the current Lamela and Kane are the only players that will compliment Dele’s game. Just like Dier is not a midfielder Alli is an attacking midfield with goals in him. His last 2 manangers are pushing him out the door. What makes it more complicated is, they have filled Alli’ spot he should never have vacated and if he does not become a good #10 which he is not. His time at Spurs are over.
Fully agree with everything you have said, but no prizes for stating what we all know…. Would’ve more impressed with some one who has an answer. Somebody needs to get him back to his full potential, or we will see a top player, playing against us making us look stupid again
I totally agreed.. nowadays the guy is slow and unable to move ball forward