Tim Sherwood claims Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli is very lucky

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Tim Sherwood acknowledges his sides fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on May...

Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli has been in poor form of late.

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Tim Sherwood acknowledges his sides fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on May...

Tim Sherwood has told BT Sport Score, which was broadcast on 3rd December, that he believes Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli would never be seen again, if he was playing for Chelsea or Manchester City.

Alli has been in poor form for Spurs in recent weeks, with the attacking midfielder looking well off the pace.

Alli has failed to provide any creative spark, as Spurs have struggled through their recent Premier League matches.

Tottenham have failed to win any of their last four domestic contests, with their latest match finishing as a 1-1 draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.

Dele Alli of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Mauricio Pochettino has so far shown great faith in Alli, and continued to start the England international.

However, Sherwood feels that Alli would have been treated far more ruthlessly, if he was at Chelsea or Manchester City.

Sherwood said: “Fortunately he’ll have a chance to get through it, as he’s got a manager who backs him. If he was at Chelsea or Manchester City, you’d never see him again.”

Dele Alli of Tottenham gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

Alli has contributed seven goals and four assists in 18 matches for Spurs across all competitions this term.

However, the 21-year-old has not been at his sparkling best, and his place in Tottenham’s line-up is coming under threat.

Spurs are next in action in midweek, when they take on APOEL in Champions League action.

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