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“Not consistently enough” Pundit slams declining Tottenham man who continues to be abysmal
By Bruce Grove -

Noel Whelan has slammed Dele Alli for his inconsistency and his steady decline over recent seasons.

The midfielder had a rapid rise when he moved from MK Dons to Tottenham in 2015, but he has struggled in the last few years and has continued to be poor under Nuno Espirito Santo.

After a woeful 2020/2021, he was expected to make a good comeback in this campaign, but that hasn’t been the case.

The Englishman didn’t get much playing time last season, but increased game time hasn’t made him a better contributor to Tottenham’s success in this campaign.

Football Insider revealed yesterday that Tottenham was looking to finally cash in on him because he is a poor trainer and can be tough to manage for any Spurs coach.

Whelan has reacted to that development and claims that truly the midfielder has been a poor version of himself over the last two years and his decline has been steady.

“There’s no doubt that in the past two years he’s not been the Dele Alli that we saw when he first came to Tottenham,” the former Leeds United man told Football Insider.

“He was very much involved with everything that was good about Tottenham with his goals and the way he controlled that midfield area with his energy.

“Then all of a sudden it changed and over the last two and a half years he hasn’t quite been that fixed, permanent player in the Tottenham side.

“We’ve seen little flashes of him, but not consistently enough.”

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CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

Sorry but I can’t even get on board with the “energy” comments. He routinely gave us 30 minutes of effort and hung around for the rest of the game. Back then, it was enough to get quite a lot of goals, so many overlooked the other aspects of his performances, but he hasn’t been good enough for over 50% of his career here, and his decline shows no signs of stopping.

Get rid. We’ve been hoping far too long.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

He just looks like Ruud Gullit’s wild oat but unfortunately, he doesn’t play like him.Levy should have agreed the loan deal with PSG, but inevitably, he overvalued him and now thinks by playing him regularly and putting him in the shop window that his value will increase whilst it is the opposite that is happening.Every time I watch him , I think he gets worse and less effective. Levy has done the same to Kane and as I mentioned in several post before, he will rue the day he did not sell Kane.

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

Should have gone 3 years ago, only interested in watches, attending parties, hunger has disappeared, no desire…..nothing!

Harry Hotspur
Harry Hotspur
1 month ago

Dele is utterly finished

EssexTony
EssexTony
1 month ago

“Noel Whelan slams…” And the world holds its breath……

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago
Reply to  EssexTony

Noel Whelan, pundit is an oxymoron.

Nemesis
Nemesis
1 month ago

If he wasn’t British he’d be long gone

Nemesis
Nemesis
1 month ago

Inconsistent? He’s consistently shocking and has been for years

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago

The sooner Dele goes to Newcastle the better for all of us…

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

He’s struggle to get back into the MK Dons side.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

All the training in Dubai or wherever it was, what was all that about?

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