Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, has now missed the last two England squads, with Gareth Southgate preferring other stars like Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Dele has been unfortunate with injuries in recent seasons and has struggled to maintain consistent form in the Spurs starting line up.
However, the midfielder has now fought his way back into Pochettino’s starting XI, shining in the games against Watford and Red Star Belgrade.
Alli has played 90 minutes in three of the last four Premier League games, while starting every single one of the last four (Transfer Markt).
Before that, he was unused for four matches in a row, not even in the squad for one of them.
Dele scored against Watford and Everton in the Premier League recently, as well as setting up a goal against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
Gareth Southgate has now implied that there is a route back for the Spurs man into the England set-up.
He said (Mirror): “You know, we’re still looking at Foden and thinking that it’s a case of when, rather than if, unless something goes wildly off-track for him.
“So, there are some very good players, talented players that weren’t in this squad. Obviously, guys that have been with us before like Dele as well. We have got incredible competition for places, particularly in those attacking five positions.
“And form and performances with club – we can’t select on just the international games because there aren’t enough of them and the level of the opposition has been at a certain level.
“We’ve got to see who are our best players to be able to play against those top teams.”
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