Dunphy unimpressed with “Bad Lad” Dele


Former Millwall and Republic of Ireland international Eamon Dunphy says our out of sorts midfielder “bad lad” Dele Alli is a superb finisher with great feet, but needs to eradicate the ill-discipline streak in his game.

Dele was fortunate to escape a red card for a rash challenge on Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne in the 4-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, he was cautioned for the studs-up challenge and speaking on an Irish Radio programme, Dunphy said it is has become a characteristic of his game.
“He’s a bad lad,” he told listeners. “He didn’t make any contribution to the football end of it. He should have walked.

Dunphy added: “He has previous. Someone needs to get a hold of him. It should be Pochettino.”

The pundit acknowledged Alli’s strengths saying  “In the box he’s a killer finisher, he’s great feet” but he believes he is far from the finished article
“He hasn’t really done it on a consistent basis”: added Dunphy . He scored against Real Madrid recently. What he does is score a few spectacular goals in the season.”

So what do we think of Dunphys thoughts on Dele. The Irishman is notoriously critical but does he have a point.

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  1. I agree. Alli does very little in most games.

    He is Spurs weak link, because he often dawdles on the ball, slows up the passing and movement, and gives the ball away to the opposing team.

    He is a goal threat, similar to how David Platt played. Like Platt, his technical ability is average and he lacks any pace.


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