Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills wants to see Jose Mourinho bring Dele Alli back into the first-team fold as he feels that the midfielder would be a perfect fit for the number 10 role in Tottenham’s 4-3-3 system.
Alli has not started a Premier League game since Tottenham’s opening day defeat to Everton and the midfielder was once again left out of the matchday squad in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea.
The 24-year-old did show glimpses of his old self in the 4-0 win over Ludogorets last Thursday as he was involved in three of Tottenham’s goals on the night.
However, the England international has plenty of work to do if he is to win his place back in the side, with Mourinho seemingly preferring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela in the number 10 role.
The former MK Dons man has been linked with a move away from the club in January (Daily Mail) but Mills is convinced that he still has a lot to offer this Spurs side.
The pundit told Football Insider: “There’s definitely still a future for him at Spurs.
“You only have to look at what Tanguy Ndombele has done, last season it looked like Mourinho had hung him out to dry and that was it.
“Dele Alli has obviously hit a dip in form but if he rediscovers his mojo then he’s still a fantastic player.
“When you look at the way Tottenham play, Dele Alli is perfect for that number 10 role. You’ve got Son streaming forward on one side, Bergwijn or Gareth Bale on the other and Harry Kane who is happy to drop deep and then you’ve got Dele Alli in the 10 role who can run beyond Kane like he used to.
“That causes defenders all sorts of problems. If he can get his mojo back then Jose is a very good coach and if he has got a good player he will use him, no matter what.”
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