Dele Alli has been a superb player for Spurs ever since his arrival in 2015, however, some fans believe that it is now time to cash in on ‘Dele’s brother’.
Despite his drop in form, I do not believe that this is the case and strongly argue that he remains the perfect man for spurs.
Throughout this season, we have seen Spurs’ constant struggle against smaller teams – 1-1 draws against Fulham, Palace and Wolves to name just a few.
These results have been partially down to our lack of creativity and our over-reliance on Son and Kane. Ndombele has been our only other consistent creator in the side, however, I believe he suits a deep-lying playmaker more.
Such a move would free up the number ten role for someone else to step into, namely Dele Alli.
Ndombele’s performances tend to drop off in the second half of games, so having Dele in top form would give us some much-needed creativity in the second half, thus allowing us to kill off games.
In past seasons, he has shown his class sitting behind Kane, coming up with 86 goal contributions in just 160 Premier League games.
Therefore, I believe that Jose should bring Dele back in from the cold so that he can regain his confidence and find the form we all know he has in his locker.
He is the only current answer to our creativity problems and, if he finds form, it would lower the reliance on Son and Kane, which players like Bale and Bergwijn have struggled to do.
Alli has the ability to create a chance out of nothing with his skilful dribbling and his precision pressing. He has shown this on occasions this season, especially in his impressive performance at Marine, albeit against lesser opponents.
The main issue that Dele has is his consistency and work rate but this can easily be resolved with a good run of games and a kick up the bum.
It is been reported that Alli wants a move to partner up with former manager Pochettino at PSG and it may not be morally just to prevent such a move for the England man. However, if Mourinho gives him opportunities in the coming weeks, it is more than possible that he would be willing to stay.
Alli is the man to solve our attacking issues and could help to end our trophy drought in the coming months if he can find form, which I firmly believe he can.
In his past seasons, he has given us multiple moments of magic, with my favourite being his goal to end our winless run at Stamford Bridge, but let’s hope that he can create even more memories in the future. Dele Alli must stay.
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