The Liverpool legend, who was at Tottenham as a youth player, does not believe that Alli is going to make a huge difference for Spurs.
Souness, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, made the comments about the 23-year-old England international midfielder while discussing Tottenham’s defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek.
Souness said on Virgin Media Sport when asked if Tottenham are a different team without Alli: “Woah, calm down. Dele Alli, for the best part of two years, has stood still. It is only since Mourinho has lit the fire under him, he has shown a bit. Don’t be thinking he is going to make the difference for them.”
True, Alli has not been at his best for a while now, but the midfielder is only 23 years of age and cannot be written off.
Moreover, the Englishman is playing well at the moment, with Mourinho deploying him as a playmaker, which has given him freedom in attack.
According to WhoScored, the 23-year-old has made eight starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Spurs so far this season, scoring five goals and providing three assists in the process.
The midfielder has scored one goal and provided one assist in five Champions League games for Tottenham so far this campaign, according to WhoScored.
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