“Get your nut down and start playing” – Harry Redknapp sends message to Spurs star

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Dele Alli has proven to be one of the biggest bargains in recent times following his £5million move from MK Dons to Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 (BBC).

The midfielder was a huge success in North London having scored 28 top flight goals across his first two seasons in a Spurs shirt (Premier League).

Dele has struggled with injuries having suffered problems with left hamstring on four different occasions over an eighteen month period (The Mirror).

Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he is a big admirer of the 23-year-old but has now urged him to focus on his football and live up to his potential of becoming a Tottenham great in 10 years time.

After recovering from his latest hamstring problem, Dele has struggled to hold down a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven and did not even make it onto the pitch during Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Brighton.

“I’m such a fan of his,” Redknapp told talkSPORT (09/10/2019 at 8:30 am)

“A couple of years ago, he got what 20 odd goals from the deep position, arriving in the box, two headers one night against Chelsea that were incredible.

“He’s a talent. But listen, he has to get his nut down and concentrate on his football. Forget everything else off the pitch, he’s a great player, he looks a good lad, get on with your football, let’s start performing because that is your job.

“You have 10 or 12 years to continue and become one of the great Tottenham players of all time. Get on and do it. Forget everything else. Get your nut down and start playing.”

Opinion

It appears that Dele has taken the first steps with a desire to return to the heights of his powers after it was reported that he has hired a nutritionist and has also scaled back his commercial opportunities outside of football (The Mirror).

 

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