'Big time charlie': Tottenham star slammed after another 'stinker'

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold clears from Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur...

Dele Alli struggled for Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold clears from Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur...

It looks like Dele Alli's honeymoon period is over under new Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho.

The England international looked reborn after Mourinho originally took over from Mauricio Pochettino a couple of months ago.

But his form has rapidly declined in recent weeks and his performance for Tottenham in the trip to Watford today won't have done his confidence much good.

Not only was Alli wasteful and sluggish in possession, but he missed one or two great chances to give Spurs the lead when the score was 0-0.

 

This was the latest in a series of disappointing displays from the 23-year-old.

And here's how fans of the North London club reacted to his performance on Twitter:

Alli is undeniably a quality player but he needs his form back - and fast.

The good news is that Tottenham boss Mourinho clearly has a lot of faith in him, evident by his decision to start him again despite a questionable display against Liverpool last week.

Alli looked disappointing to be substituted this afternoon and that's another positive sign, considering that it shows that he clearly cares.

It wouldn't be a huge surprise if his form improved in a big way over the coming weeks.

Max Aarons of Norwich City and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road on December 28, 2019 in Norwich,...

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