Eurosport believes that Dele Alli’s time at Tottenham is far from done. Fans appear to be split. I would submit that the divide is between those hoping against all hope that the 25-year-old’s form will exercise a 180° turn – and those who have been monitoring his actual performances.
The truth is, Dele is just another Spurs player that has slowly but surely gone off the boil, over far too many seasons in N17. Sure, there was some potential some while ago, but nobody INCLUDING the boy himself has managed to coax out anything resembling consistency.
José is well known for his ‘are you Dele or Dele’s brother quote, but there was more to the Portuguese’s duty of care, and the serial winner pleaded with his then charge that time passes so fast, he would only be left with regrets.
Mourinho couldn’t get a tune out of him. Nuno gave it a go and eventually abandoned the idea. Now Antonio Conte has seen precisely how far the lightweight the star has fallen.
One social media account relayed the news and the reactions were understandably unforgiving.