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“He never looks happy” Tottenham star is better off leaving claims former Premier League ace
By Bruce Grove -

Kevin Phillips says Dele Alli might be tired of playing for Tottenham and wants a new challenge.

The midfielder has been struggling with poor form over the last few seasons and increased game time in this campaign has still not brought out the best in him.

Alli was in stunning form when he first burst onto the scene for Spurs in 2015 and kept that momentum for the next four years.

However, he has been poor since the 2019/2020 season and doesn’t look like he will return to his best anytime soon.

Former Sunderland star, Phillips insists his talent is clear to see, but the England international no longer plays with a smile on his face.

He admits Tottenham fans will not want to lose the midfielder, but it might be best for him to change clubs so that he can reignite his career.

He suggests that this might be the thinking of the midfielder as he struggles to justify his first-team place on the pitch.

Phillips told Football Insider: “I don’t think he’s been the same player for the last couple of seasons, I have to be honest.

“In my own personal opinion, I don’t think Tottenham fans would want to see him leave.

“But I think it might be that time where he needs a fresh challenge to get the best out of Dele Alli.

“For me, when he plays, he never looks happy. I never see that smile on his face. He’s got his shoulders up, his chest out.

“Maybe a fresh challenge, you’d have to ask the player. There’s certainly a talent there.

“When you are Dele Alli and you’re not performing, things aren’t going well, ultimately you are going to come in for criticism.

“Harry Kane did earlier in the season when he wasn’t scoring goals.

“Part of me thinks maybe he feels a fresh challenge, a new club, might just reignite his career. Get him back to where he was a couple of seasons ago.”

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Cali
Cali
1 month ago

It is vice versa actually Tottenham is tired of Dele playing for them he is toxic the sooner we get rid of him the better you can’t keep on sacking managers because of Dele Dier Winks etc for gods sake Antonio of Westham gets £70k a week while Mr Dele Dr do nothing is on £100k a week I know who will I have any day.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

TBF Dele played well when he had Sonny and Eriksen giving a damn playing in the 3 with him, plus Dembele behind him. It’s a bit like Davis played well with Vertongen to his right.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Only the most deluded of Spurs fans, who are probably the same deluded fans of ENIC & Levy would care if Dele left or never played for Spurs again. Those of us who’ve seen through the above know he’s a busted flush and has been for some time.

Dele’s time at Spurs ended 3 seasons ago. Only the dim witted Daniel Levy who thought he could get £60 million for Eriksen but got £15 million. Thinks he’s got a gold mine in Dele. We paid £5 mill we’d be lucky to get that back such is his form and attitude.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

I doubt very many Spurs fans would mind Dele leaving. He contributes so little now what is the point of having him in the team.

I’d love to see him recapture his form of three years ago. Sad to say but I can see his career pestering out as he slides down the Premier League and probably off to the Continent.

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

He was fresh and had a style that teams struggled with and better players around him. With the new more relaxed tackle rules Dele has no chance in the Prem in my opinion now. Spain would be better for him. Cant see Levy getting much more than 20m for him is the issue..

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago

20m? I can see us doing an Aurier just to free up the wages we spend on this utter wastril.

Cali
Cali
1 month ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Agreed👍

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