Paul Robinson issues stark warning to Spurs star

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Paul Robinson has warned Dele Alli that he might miss out on a place in England squad for next summer’s Euros if he fails to impress for Spurs.

The midfielder has looked sharp in Tottenham’s preseason matches so far, with  Eric Dier and Jose Mourinho both admitting to being excited by the 24-year-old’s form.

Dele appears to have put his injury problems behind him as he gets set for his first full season under the leadership of Jose Mourinho in North London

The midfielder found himself missing out on the Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming Nations League qualifiers against Iceland and Denmark.

Robinson insisted that an England call up will naturally follow for Dele if he plays well for Spurs in the season ahead

The former Tottenham goalkeeper confidently claimed that the midfielder will be a starter for Mourinho’s side if he keeps himself fit.

When asked if the Spurs star was a serious doubt for the Euros next summer, Robinson told Football Insider: “Alli is not going to get into the England squad if he is not playing games. It is as simple as that.

“He needs to concentrate on his own fitness and his own form and get that right. If he gets everything right at club level then England will follow.

“When Jose first came in, it looked like manager and player were the perfect fit. It is an important season for him.

“The manager is now moulding the squad into what he wants and Dele Alli has to make sure he is part of that.

“A fully fit and firing Dele Alli starts. He has proven that he is the best player in that number 10 role behind Kane. Now he needs to produce on a regular basis.”

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This season is a crucial one in Dele Alli’s career as he has been off the boil for almost two seasons now. In fairness to the 24-year-old, he has been unlucky with injuries over the past couple of years. I am hopeful that Jose can get the best out of him in the number ten role just as he did in the first few weeks after he arrived at the club back in November.

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