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Harry Redknapp urges struggling Tottenham Hotspur star to 'get his nut down'

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli and Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

Dele Alli has endured a number of difficult moments in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt as he hopes for a change of fortune in these coming months.

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli

Harry Redknapp has urged Dele Alli to 'get his nut down' because he thinks he can become an all-time Tottenham great in 10 years time. 

Alli has struggled for form for some time now and during this campaign, he is yet to start a Premier League game for Mauricio Pochettino's side. 

Tottenham's current situation doesn't help Alli's cause either because whether he is playing or not, his team have been struggling to produce the goods. 

 

Speaking to The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSport (09/10/2019 at 8:30 am), Redknapp shared his thoughts on Alli's bad run of form. 

"I'm such a fan of his," Redknapp told TalkSport. "A couple of years ago, he got what 20 odd goals from the deep position, arriving in the box, two headers one night against Chelsea that were incredible. 

"He's a talent. But listen, he has to get his nut down and concentrate on his football. Forget everything else off the pitch, he's a great player, he looks a good lad, get on with your football, let's start performing because that is your job. 

"You have 10 or 12 years to continue and become one of the great Tottenham players of all time. Get on and do it. Forget everything else. Get your nut down and start playing." 

Dele Alli of Tottenham wipes his nose on his sleeve during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 1,...

Alli was injured during the start of the campaign, so from that perspective, he will feel he is not 100% right, at this moment in time. 

But if Alli does continue to struggle then serious questions will be asked, not only that, he has been left out of England's up and coming qualifiers, so if he has ambitions of going to the European Championships next summer then he'll need to show what he is made of. 

Either way, Spurs fans will be well aware that Alli does have the capabilities of turning his career around and producing the form that won him plaudits during the early stages of his career. 

Dele Alli after the fifth Bayern goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 1, 2019 in London,...

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