Poch provides update on Dele’s aim to return to form


Tottenham Hotspur have seen a drop in form for a number of their star performers over the last year, with one of those being Dele Alli.

Alli has struggled with injuries over the past season and has been unable to keep up with the high standards he set himself in the early days at Spurs.

In his very first season in the Premier League, after making the leap straight from League One, Alli managed 46 games and ten goals for Spurs (Wikipedia).

In 2016/17 he achieved a career-high 22 goals in 50 games across all competitions, but his goals have been declining since then.

Alli scored 14 in the same number of games in 2017/18, followed by seven goals in 38 games last season his lowest tally since 2013/14 for MK Dons.

However, the midfielder has reportedly hired a nutritionist and dropped his commercial activities to solve injury problems and focus on his football (Mirror).

Pochettino has also claimed that he has had multiple conversations with Alli as of late, and the England man has been working hard over the international break.

Poch said (Football London): “I had some conversations with Dele, like the last two or three years. It’s a process always, always it’s about time. He’s young, 23, but I love the way he’s working in the past few months, working hard to be the best, to find the best form. That is a process that needs time too. It’s not now I want I get. It’s about working consistently and then suddenly the form you want arrives. I think he’s very close. He is doing well. It was a good opportunity for him in these two weeks to work so hard to make clear things in his head and for us to help him find his best form.”

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