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Lazy Dele Alli Loves The Limelight, But When Global Fame Knocks At His Door, Will He Buckle?
By Harry Hotspur -

Dele Alli likes to portray himself as an intriguing figure, as well as having allowed much of his personal life to enter the public domain, it also makes one wonder just how many public relations deals that the 24-year-old has ever declined. The embrace of fame’s trappings is something the boy appears to find quite irresistible.

While fans wait for his form on the pitch to return, Dele has rebranded himself with a tinted hairdo and accompanying moustache and some chin whiskers, and at Tottenham, you used get the room to do that sort of thing. I can think of many other clubs where the coaches might be less forgiving.

Now you may think I’m being petty-minded, but if you were unceremoniously dumped by your international manager, and your team manager repeatedly called you lazy in public, when you were looking in the bathroom mirror, would you be pondering where your prowess had gone, or being contemplating a fresh look?

Under Mourinho, Dele Alli has a gaffer who only has warmth for those that deliver, which is why the Portuguese constantly speaks of trophies, opposed to waffling on about philosophies. Which is why the first out-field names the 56-year-old signed for Tottenham was a bruiser. The second was also physically tough, but crucially, both were captains for their former sides. Leaders on men.

Quite frankly, with all his finger trick celebrations, Dele Alli looks like the type of boy who could be barely be led by a maître d‘, let alone a footballing commando.

The truth will out, but I can see little or no appeal for Alli going from being coached under sufferance by Jose Mourinho, to being screamed at by Zinedine Zidane. Alternatively, perhaps this new offer will be the catalyst that he’s been crying out for, and after too many seasons of fits and starts, Real Madrid will finally make a man out of the lad.

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Panama Paul
Panama Paul
9 months ago

Wow, the Gareth Bale effect. Spurs Community shot its collective wad when news of Gareth’s impending return broke. All thoughts of public lynchings have become a distant memory. Now it’s Pessimists vs Optimists with the latter in the ascendancy. How fickle fans are.

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 months ago
Reply to  Panama Paul

Go optimists!

BigStew
BigStew
9 months ago

Several reports, credible or otherwise, that RM don’t want Alli.
If true, who can blame them when he’s seemingly self-isolated from his form for the past year or two.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
9 months ago
Reply to  BigStew

The only things Dele has ‘form’ for are falling over, mis-directed flick ons, finger tricks and wandering aimlessly around the pitch to no real effect.

Harry Hotspur
9 months ago
Reply to  BigStew

I’d be amazed if they took him. Only Millennial fans worship at the flake’s altar

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  BigStew

If I was his agent I’d advise him not to go there. Unless he wants to get “found out.

Eddie
Eddie
9 months ago

The sheltered lives these young,mostly overpayed players who think they have made it after playing a couple of first team games was put into context for me in the eighth episode of our soap.
During the lockdown Dele proudly announced he hade ‘made’
beans.Now you might be thinking haricots,favas or perhaps barlotti beans.No he was talking about baked beans and I think he wondered why they weren’t hot when somebody opened the can for him.
Too much too soon is a constant rant I have about young players today and because of it they easily lose touch with what it takes to remain at the highest level.It wouldn’t surprise me if he refused the deal to take him to Real madrid.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

In other news, Harry Winks made himself a cup of tea.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

You can’t be talking about japh. Well rounded lad. You’re generalising

ronan1882
ronan1882
9 months ago

Let’s be honest, Hojberg’s most memorable moment in football so far has been captaining Saints to a 9-0 home defeat; rivalled now by kicking the ball straight out of play from a throw in on his spurs debut. Dele will need to play a lot more years to produce those sort of memories, though tbf Hojberg has had a few years on him.

ministers cat
ministers cat
9 months ago
Reply to  ronan1882

Even Blanchflower would have looked poor first game partnered by Harry Winks against a packed m/f.
Come back after 10 games and if he is shite I will doff my cap in your direction.

Spurious
Spurious
9 months ago

They don’t want him do they?
Can’t blame them. He’s an over hyped one trick pony.