Ginola: Pochettino will be expecting more from Tottenham ace Alli

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli (L) and Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino attend a press conference at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training...

David Ginola believes Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be expecting a lot more from Dele Alli.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino attends a press conference at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training Centre, north-east of London, on December 5, 2017 on the...

David Ginola has told TalkSPORT that he believes Mauricio Pochettino will be expecting a lot more from Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Dele Alli, as his form begins to coincide with Spurs' recent run of results.

The 21-year-old ace has failed to score in his last five Premier League outings, managing just one assist in that time as Spurs drop into a disappointing sixth place - taking only two points from a possible 12.

England international Alli has been guilty of a number of below-par performances along with the likes of Christian Eriksen in the final third, and Ginola delivered a brutal assessment of the former MK Dons ace.

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to the media during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on December 5, 2017 in Enfield, England.

Former Spurs ace and fan favourite Ginola believes Alli needs to become more instrumental to the Tottenham attack and called on the north Londoners' number 20 to add more assists to his game, starting with Wednesday night's clash against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League.

"We expect so much from big talent and Dele Alli is one of them and is definitely a huge talent," Ginola said. "Obviously Mauricio Pochettino is expecting a lot more from Alli - especially right now.

"There's been a lot of controversy on many, many things and we need to see more of him on the football pitch. Tonight against APOEL Nicosia, we have to stick his mind on what he has to do.

"Tottenham needs Alli and Pochettino needs him to assist more goals and to get more involved in the game, we knows he is capable but now he needs to prove it."

(L-R) Martin Chivers, David Ginola and Mark Falco walk on the pitch during the closing ceremony after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart...

Alli has scored seven goals but turned provider on just four occasions during the 2017-18 season, with two of those goals coming in the Carabao Cup.

Pochettino will be hoping his side can produce a comfortable win against APOEL to develop some momentum and confidence going into Saturday's game against Stoke City at Wembley.

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