The England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria was announced today and there were several eye catching inclusions as well as omissions.
From a Tottenham perspective, Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Harry Winks all made Southgate’s 25 man squad while Dele Alli and Eric Dier missed out.
Dele missed the qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria last month through injury but was expected to be back in the squad after returning to action for the Tottenham first team.
The 23-year-old, who has been an aever-presentresent in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the last few years, returned to the Spurs line up in their game against Olympiakos a couple of weeks ago and also played against Colchester in the League Cup as well as the Champions League humiliation against Bayern on Tuesday.
It appears that Alli has failed to impress the England manager sufficiently in those appearances as Southgate preferred to go with the likes of James Maddison and Mason Mount, who have both had impressive starts to the season.
Some Spurs fans on social media were quite pleased to see Alli dropped and hoped that it would serve as the wake up call he needed to up his game.
Others however insisted that it was harsh on the midfielder to leave him out.
Deserved. Underperforming for a long long time now.
— Cenk (@ForzaYids) October 3, 2019
What he deserves
— yid (@yidoo90) October 3, 2019
Good. He doesn’t deserve a call up. He’s been awful for the last year- 18 months now
— Joe (@JblincoTHFC) October 3, 2019
Shit for the last 2 seasons. Needs to get his head right and perform again
— nyrax ? (@nyrax_) October 3, 2019
Only intellectuals understand Dele Alli’s importance to Tottenham Hotspur
— DT (@KingKane__10) October 3, 2019
Nothing like your own fans supporting u after a blip in form cos of injuries etc.
DELE will be back, Mark my words!!!
— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) October 3, 2019
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I do believe some fans are judging Dele Alli too harshly as the midfielder has had his fair share of injury troubles over the past year or so. Even against Bayern, I felt Alli was really sharp in the opening exchanges. Hopefully, he manages to put his injury troubles behind him, have a sustained run in the Spurs side and start performing at the level we all know he can.
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