Graham Roberts tweets prediction about Tottenham's Dele Alli

Former Tottenham player Graham Roberts is interviewed at half time during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli has a chance to kick on after Giovani Lo Celso's injury.

Former Tottenham player Graham Roberts is interviewed at half time during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur will now be without new signing Giovani Lo Celso until the end of October after he picked up a hip injury on international duty.

Spurs brought in Lo Celso as their new playmaker, signing him on loan from Real Betis with a view to a permanent move, but he's going to have to wait a while for his first start.

That's a blow for Mauricio Pochettino, but may just present an opportunity for Dele Alli to really re-establish himself in the Spurs side.

 

Alli - on £100,000-a-week according to Spotrac - returned from injury as a substitute against Arsenal, and he will be hoping to get some playing time after the international break comes to an end.

The 23-year-old has been criticised for a patchy season last term, but he still ended up with seven goals and eight assists, showing he can still be productive when fit.

Alli will be looking to silence some of his doubters, and former Spurs hero Graham Roberts is backing him to become a key player for Pochettino once again.

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

After hearing the news about Lo Celso's injury, Roberts has backed Alli to step up to the plate, predicting an 'incredible' season for the England international.

Roberts even thinks Alli can score 15 to 20 goals this season, which is a lot to live up to – but he certainly has the talent.

Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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