Dele Alli’s recent dip in form is temporary and only to be expected of someone in his role, our former captain Ledley King has told Reuters.
King is backing our playmaker to return to the level that won him a string of England caps and admiration around the globe.
The article describes that after netting 18 times in the league for Spurs last season, Alli has struggled to replicate his goal threat this campaign, and has just three Premier League strikes to his name so far, his last goal coming in Spurs’ win over Liverpool at the end of October.
The article adds how Mauricio Pochettino decided to leave the 21-year-old on the bench for the win over Brighton on Wednesday, but King says Alli has the talent to bounce back.
“Dele is just a young player, and young players are going to have a dip in form, especially attacking players,” King told Reuters in an interview.
”When you play in the number 10 role, it can be difficult to be consistently good. You see that with wingers, too.
Ledley added: “He doesn’t strike me as someone who feels the pressure. He just goes out and plays his game. Now he is a marked man because of how much ability he has got. I remember watching him at MK Dons (Alli’s previous club), and you could see he was a player who was destined for the top then. Having been around him now, I can see he has the confidence to get there.
King went on to say: “He will figure it out — all the top players do. He is still putting in the work for the team, and as long as he is putting in the work on the training pitch, then he will come out of it, no problem.”
The article concludes by saying our 2-0 success over Brighton was our third home win in a week, and the three points moved Pochettino’s side back into the top four.
So do you agree with Ledley’s sentiments on Dele, I actually think leaving him out of Brighton may work in Pochettino’s favour as if he’s selected against Manchester City hey may well have a point to prove and we could see him excel. Let us know your thoughts
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