Michel Vorm gave his take on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli on talkSPORT (9:12am, November 20, 2020).
The former Tottenham goalkeeper, who retired from professional football in the summer of 2020, believes that head coach Jose Mourinho now has a lot of options, which is a reason why Alli is struggling for playing time this season.
According to WhoScored, the 24-year-old England international midfielder has made one start and one substitute appearance in the Premier League.
Alli has also made one start and one substitute appearance in the Europa League for the North London outfit this campaign, according to WhoScored.
Vorm said about Alli on talkSPORT (9:12am, November 20, 2020): “It’s a difficult one. Dele showed that he is an amazing player, but sometimes you have a difficult time, a difficult spell. The thing is now it is very competitive up front and in midfield, so he needs to make choices.
“The times that he gets a chance, it’s difficult for Dele to get in the team. You can see he doesn’t have the time to convince the manager at this point, but everyone knows that he has still got the quality but Mourinho needs to make choices, you know, and the choices are now much more than before, so that makes it even harder for Dele to get into the team.”
Getting back into the team
Tottenham are doing extremely well at the moment and are just a point behind leaders Leicester City in the Premier League table.
With Gareth Bale, signed on loan from Spanish and European giants Real Madrid in the summer of 2020, starting to get back to his best, it is going to be even harder for Alli to play week in and week out for Spurs.
What the 24-year-old needs to do now is work hard in training and make the most of the chances he will get.