Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli feels he is ready to become the complete midfielder next season now.
Alli has admitted that he hasn’t scored as many goals as he was hoping to at Tottenham this season, after only hitting the back of the net on seven occasions.
However, the 23-year-old feels that he has been able to develop other areas of his game, as Mauricio Pochettino has often played him in a deeper role.
And Alli is hoping that he will be able to bring everything together to become the complete player next term.
“I haven’t scored as many goals or got as many assists, but other parts of my game and the other side of my game, defensively, in possession, not just getting on the end of things and finishing chances, I think I’ve improved on that,” the England international said.
“So next season, hopefully, it will all come together and I’ll get the goals, assists and keep the other parts of my game in the build up play.”
Alli’s hopes look encouraging for Spurs fans, as if he can get back to his best, then he is one of the most dangerous midfielders in the Premier League.
Alli could actually benefit from Christian Eriksen’s potential departure at Tottenham.
Eriksen’s departure at Spurs could cause a more advanced central role to open up, which would suit Alli.
The bargain £5 million signing (BBC Sport) has generally showed his best form when playing just behind the striker, as the timing of his runs into the box are so efficient.