BBC pundit Pat Nevin critical of Dele Alli after missed chance

Pundit Pat Nevin

Tottenham drew 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League tonight.

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Bayer Leverkusen's Kevin KamplTottenham's Dele Alli in action with Bayer Leverkusen's Kevin Kampl

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a long night in Germany against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League – but will be pleased to have come away with a point from a 0-0 draw.

Spurs had a good first-half but their German hosts picked it up a gear in the second-half and in the end Spurs had Hugo Lloris to thank for not losing the game.

But, that being said, Spurs had a fantastic chance to win the game themselves.

Pundit Pat NevinPundit Pat Nevin

In the first-half Dele Alli made a great run into the box to meet a cross from the right-hand side. It looked a simple header and he should have nestled the ball into the back of the net. However, he headed his effort wide of the goal.

Speaking as part of the BBC’s commentary of the game former Chelsea and Scotland winger Pat Nevin was critical of Alli’s finishing for what should have been a goal:

“Alli had plenty of time.

“Maybe he needed to get half an inch higher off the ground. He was totally unmarked and he has to do better.

“That is the best chance of the game.”

In the end it appears that goal could have been the winner for Spurs and Alli will no doubt be kicking himself after the game.

But the way Leverkusen dominated the second-half, Spurs will be pleased to get out of the game with a point.

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