Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli only recently returned from a long spell on the sidelines. The 22-year-old was out of action for two months after picking up a hamstring injury against Fulham in January.
While the team were initially able to cope in Dele’s absence thanks to Son Heung-Min’s fantastic run of form, they eventually fell into a terrible run of form, which put them under the risk of losing out on Champions League qualification.
Dele’s return to action against Southampton was thus welcome news for the team, and the England midfielder did what he does best, setting up a goal for Harry Kane with a lovely through ball over the top of the Saints defence.
However, not even Dele’s return could stop Spurs from falling to their third straight away defeat as they collapsed in the second half.
The England international has now opened up about the frustrating spell he had on the sidelines and insisted that he can’t wait to end the season strongly.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Alli said, “It was good to be back and I felt good out there,” our number 20 explained. “As a footballer it’s obviously one of the worst things to be out injured.
“When you’re training really hard, trying to get back fit and watching the boys play, you just want to be out there helping the team as much as you can.
“We’ve got to try to finish the season as strongly as we can. The (Barcelona) trip has been good. It’s been great to all get together, keep working and train hard, just getting the team chemistry and morale back up again.
“Personally, I want to try to help the team as much as possible, get some goals and assists and try to keep up some good form.
“As a team we have to turn it around, we can’t dwell on the recent results too much – we have to try to fix what’s gone wrong in the last few games and finish the season as strongly as we can.”
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