Ray Parlour has claimed that ‘every Spurs fan’ will be ‘frustrated’ by Dele Alli’s situation at Tottenham, as he told talkSPORT (27/10/21 at 6:40 am).
The Radio pundit added that Alli had an ‘unbelievable’ start to his Tottenham career and he has since ‘gone off the boil’.
Off the boil? More like the 25-year-old has fallen off a cliff in North London and he is now expected to be left out of Tottenham’s squad that faces Burnley in the League Cup tonight.
If Nuno Espirito Santo has indeed made that call, then he can’t really argue because his performances have been bland as an unseasoned plate of food this season.
But that has been the story for a number of years now with Alli, who probably has looked at himself in the mirror and seemingly isn’t able to generate a response.
Parlour shared what the player needs to do, in order to get back to his best, as he expressed that he is baffled by what has happened to the £5 million man (BBC Sport).
“I don’t really know what’s happen to his career, Dele Alli,” said Parlour. “The stats were unbelievable. The stats early in his career.
“He just went off the boil, like some players do. But he hasn’t really come back. I am sure every Spurs fan will be frustrated because everyone has seen how good he is. Even when he is working hard.
“But he has just got to keep working hard and hopefully it will turnaround for him. But what is his best positions? Glenn Hoddle is saying that he needs to be more like a striker – I am sure he will be frustrated as well that he’s not playing on a regular basis.”
Given that Alli struggled towards the back end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign, for large parts of Jose Mourinho’s and now under Nuno.
Then, that says it all as to what is and isn’t the problem with the goalscoring midfielder.
Alli clearly needs a move away from Spurs and just a fresh start at a new club that will probably get his engine going again.
There’s no way another club currently competing in Europe takes a pop at him, but whether it’s in England or aboard, moving to new surroundings is something that he needs to try.