Hoddle says Alli better goalscorer than Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere

Kyle Walker of England talks to teammates Dele Alli and Danny Welbeck prior to the International friendly between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England.

Glenn Hoddle says that Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli is a better goalscorer than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Jack Wilshere and Jesse Lingard.

Dele Alli of England in action during the International Friendly match between Netherlands and England at Amsterdam ArenA also called the Johan Cruyff Arena on March 23, 2018 in Amsterdam,...

Glenn Hoddle has written in The Daily Mail that Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli is a better goalscorer than Liverpool duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana.

Lallana is a very good attacking midfielder, while Oxlade-Chamberlain has progressed well under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp since his move from Arsenal in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £40 million.

The Tottenham legend has also claimed that the Spurs midfielder is a better goalscorer than Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of England reacts during the International Friendly match between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England.

Hoddle made the comparisons while discussing the prospect of Alli regaining his place in the England starting lineup in time for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia in the summer of 2018.

“I know he often plays as a No 10 for Spurs because of his relationship with Harry Kane, but the way Gareth Southgate seems to be setting up, I think he’d be best suited as one of three midfielders in a 3-5-2,” Hoddle wrote about Alli in The Daily Mail. “It will take a certain amount of adjusting his game but won’t require anything he can’t do.

“And if you look at his rivals for the position — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Jack Wilshere — he is a better goalscorer than any of them. An in-form Dele Alli is probably even better than Jesse Lingard in that regard.”

  TeamSeasonPassing AccuracyTackles WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveryTouchesShots on TargetGoal AssistsGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Jesse Lingard Man Utd 2016-2017 88% 13 14 56 997 13 2 1 25 1,366
Jesse Lingard Man Utd 2017-2018 87% 18 8 65 1,045 19 4 8 27 1,471
Jack Wilshere Arsenal 2017-2018 86% 9 8 88 893 4 2 1 17 1,013
Adam Lallana Liverpool 2017-2018 86% 1 1 15 258 0 0 0 11 219
Jesse Lingard Man Utd 2015-2016 85% 28 15 92 1,049 13 1 4 25 1,635
Jack Wilshere Arsenal 2015-2016 84% 2 2 12 114 0 0 0 3 141
Adam Lallana Liverpool 2016-2017 84% 34 20 155 1,869 20 7 8 31 2,346
Jack Wilshere Bournemouth / Arsenal 2016-2017 84% 18 13 144 1,443 10 2 0 29 1,949
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal / Liverpool 2017-2018 83% 21 26 105 1,209 17 5 3 32 1,590
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal 2015-2016 82% 17 12 58 716 5 0 1 22 919
Adam Lallana Liverpool 2015-2016 82% 47 20 150 1,501 15 6 4 30 2,110
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal 2016-2017 82% 30 11 100 1,223 8 7 2 29 1,562
Dele Alli Tottenham 2016-2017 81% 36 11 165 2,029 44 7 18 37 3,043
Dele Alli Tottenham 2017-2018 78% 24 18 144 1,625 12 9 6 29 2,452
Dele Alli Tottenham 2015-2016 76% 53 61 175 1,765 28 9 10 33 2,479

Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere gestures at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg football match  between Arsenal and AC Milan at the Emirates...

Time to step up

Alli is a very good and promising young midfielder, and it is time for the 21-year-old to step up.

The England international has been inconsistent this season, but there is still time for him to get better this season.

What the youngster needs to do is do the simple things right on the pitch, and he will eventually regain the rhythm that he showed last season.

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