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“He’s not showing anything he can produce” but this is why Dele Alli gets in the Tottenham team
By Bruce Grove -

Dele Alli remains one of the most exciting players to play for Tottenham in the last decade.

But he is past his best now and may never return to the form he showed earlier on in his career.

You may not agree with this opinion, but former Leeds United star, Noel Whelan, does.

In a recent interview, he insisted Alli is nowhere near good enough to play for Tottenham and only gets selected because of what he has done in the past.

“I think his name is the only way he’s getting in the team right now,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“It’s from what he’s done in the past and the fact they don’t have a big enough squad to bring other people in. He’s been given chance after chance.

“We’ve seen a handful of decent performances in two years. For somebody of Dele Alli’s quality, what he’s shown and produced, that we’ve watched and admired that, that’s not a good return.

“He’s a very experienced player, he should be leading that side. In my opinion, he should be going out and captaining that side.

“How can you give the captain’s armband to somebody that is not showing hunger, desire and quality?

“Right now, I think he’s just living off his name and what he’s done in the past. He’s not showing anything he can produce or offer in the future.”

The Boy Hotspur says

Players are bought and played based on their current form and this is one reason the top clubs keep winning matches.

The likes of Raheem Sterling at Manchester City and Jadon Sancho at Manchester United have been benched in most matches this season because their current form is poor.

Alli is not a bigger player and it may have happened late, but Nuno Espirito Santo is certainly right to have benched him in Tottenham’s last two league games.

Unless he improves it might be time to cash in on him and who knows, he could return to form in a new environment.

Alli has missed his chance to remain in the Tottenham team and other players need to be given chances to impress now.

His uninspiring performance when Spurs lost 1-0 at Vitesse on Thursday suggests it might take some time before we see him playing for the club in the league again.

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Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 month ago

I made the mistake of listening to Nuno’s post match presser after the Vitesse debacle. To be honest I really don’t understand why he fails to motivate the squad or appears to have solidified on the touch line during matches ….,,,,,.,,.,as for Deli. A F***ing Bling Boy waste of F******Space as H would say. Chuck him in the landfill with the rest of the losers.💩💩🧨🧨

Last edited 1 month ago by Legoverlass
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Noel Whelan has got this completely wrong as usual. I wonder why anybody quotes this half wit, particularly on Spurs matters. Alli gets picked not because “Dele Alli remains one of the most exciting players to play for Tottenham in the last decade” which is a laughable comment on it’s own but but because Levy insists he is picked in a futile quest to boost his transfer value whilst it in fact has the opposite effect of lowering his value every times he plays. I wonder what Bryan Gil thinks Alli is worth having played with him at Arnhem?

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Sorry MS I was trying to add a plus to your comment and it came up with a minus. Totally agree with the above this whole team selection has the stench of Levy and ENIC all over it from transfers to players for match days. Nuno gets no sympathy from me.He took the gig with full knowledge of ENIC’s track record and reputation.

Last edited 1 month ago by Legoverlass
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

I am sure you had best intentions but I have little idea why I have been down ticked are care even less. There must still be utter morons out there who think Levy is doing a great job. Even if the stadium started to throw off vast sums of cash, and the debt was paid off, does anybody really think that Levy would demonstrate a better understanding of how a football club should be run and not a property company?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

There you go its gone now.. Ha ha.. Dele must be struggling to get in that second string after that performance.. Regardless of names.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Dele Alli remains one of the most exciting players to play for Tottenham in the last decade.


Come on Brucie. You can do better than this.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Bruce is right. Dele managed to hit 50 goals in the prem quicker than all the best English midfielders beating the likes of Gerrard and Lampard, and only beaten by 5 odd strikers like Shearer and Owen.. He was the number 10 really sitting off Kane as a second striker… With so much potential his fall from grace is shocking.. Transfermarkt valued him at 90 million 3 years ago. He’s now dropped to 27mil.

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

He’s sh**e……has been for years. No hunger, no desire too much too soon. Not sure where he goes from here.

Can see another David Bentley happening here. Doesn’t seem to enjoy the game anymore.

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

He’s sh**e……has been for years. No hunger, no desire too much too soon. Not sure where he goes from here.

Can see another David Bentley happening here. Doesn’t seem to enjoy the game anymore.

Last edited 1 month ago by Harry
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Trouble is it’s all past tense now with Dele isn’t it?

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