The Dele Alli story is likely to be one that transcends into footballing folklore much as the way ‘do a Leeds’ did. After showing some promise at Tottenham, it all went wrong and after failing to take advantage of his situation at Hotspur Way, not to mention the mentorship of José Mourinho.
Now aged 26, the Englishman suffered notable humiliation in England. His move to Everton didn’t work, and Harry Redknapp described the transfer in the bluntest terms – as it was the former Spurs gaffer who recommended Alli.
“He was a disaster, a disaster. I watched him play, and he loses the ball, he walks and doesn’t run, I don’t know what’s happened to him.”
This goal against Ankaragücü in the Süper Lig on 04.09.2022is hopefully an indicator that Dele can at least finish his career at a reasonable level.