Jamie O’Hara has urged Dele Alli to learn from his mistake and avoid having a wasted career.
Alli has come under criticism recently for his poor form and he is no longer considered an important part of the Tottenham first team.
He has been dropped by Jose Mourinho for a few games now, and last night, he couldn’t even get into a heavily rotated Spurs team that faced Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Alli has been urged to forget about everything else and focus on his football career by former Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp, and O’Hara has urged him to listen.
The former Spurs man claimed that Redknapp used to offer him the same advice when he was young and playing for the Lilywhites.
The English manager would take him out of the team just to force him to focus on his game, but he never listened and he ended up not reaching his full potential.
He fears that might be the case for Alli and he has warned the Englishman to learn from his own mistake.
“Harry Redknapp did the same thing to me, he bombed me out of the squad and tried to teach me a lesson, but I didn’t learn my lesson and I ended up filtering away,” O’Hara told Talksport.
“The same thing will happen to Dele Alli if he doesn’t listen.
“He needs to get himself focused again, playing football, staying off social media and getting himself to be a leader and character back in that dressing room.
“If he can’t get into that Carabao Cup side, something is seriously wrong there.
“When you’re a young lad you think you know everything and he’ll be sitting there thinking, ‘I’m being treated like this, I’ve scored over 50 goals in the Premier League, I’m a top player’.
“But what he doesn’t realise is that they’re actually trying to help him, they’re trying to give him advice because they know the talent is there in the player.
“If he does the right things he still has a massive future at Tottenham Hotspur.
“But don’t be a Jamie O’Hara, who doesn’t listen to the advice given to him from people who are experienced in the game and then filters and falls away.”