Alli warned not to risk huge potential


Dele Alli has been warned by a former Tottenham player and assistant manager that he risks wasting his huge potential if he doesn’t focus fully on his football.

The youngster has had a meteoric rise since moving from MK Dons to the club in 2015 and, at at 21, has become one of the stars of the Premier League and the England team.

However fears been expressed by senior figures at Spurs that Alli’s indifferent form is because he being distracted by off-field matters, after he parted company with his long-time agent.

Gus Poyet shares those concerns over Alli, with the former Spurs midfielder and assistant boss urging the starlet to get his priorities right.

Speaking to talkSPORT Poyet said: “I love him as a player but there are too many things publicly about him, too many issues.

“I would say to him concentrate on football because if he does, he can be one of the best. Forget about the media, forget about Instagram, things like these, just focus on football please because you are outstanding.

“I’m not saying don’t have a life but there are ways to do it and moments to do it and he cannot waste his qualities because of external things. If he does concentrate on football, he is going to be amazing to watch.”


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