“That’s crazy” – Spurs legend questions Jermaine Jenas over his Dele Alli claim

Image: SpursWeb

Legendary Spurs defender Graham Roberts has taken issue with former midfielder, Jermaine Jenas after he suggested that Dele Alli should look to leave Spurs.

There has been plenty of speculation about Dele’s future over the past few days after he was left out of Tottenham’s matchday squads against Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Southampton.

The midfielder was named in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven against Shkendija on Thursday but was replaced on the hour mark by Harry Kane, with the England captain getting on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win.

Reports have indicated that the midfielder could leave the Lilywhites on loan before the transfer window closes (Telegraph) but Jose Mourinho has insisted that he expects the former MK Dons player to stay (Football.London).

Jermaine Jenas told BBC 5 Live that if he would be looking to leave Spurs if he was in Dele’s shoes after how Mourinho had treated him.

Responding to the pundit’s comment, Roberts urged Dele  to stay at Tottenham and fight for his place.

Spurs Web Opinion

Only time will tell if Jose’s decision to drop Alli pushes him to work harder and gets the best out of him or if it ends up denting his confidence. It is certainly too early to write the 24-year-old off as he has proven that he is more than good enough to be an important player for us. Mourinho has also shown with his handling of Ndombele that he is willing to give players a second chance if they demonstrate the right attributes.

Have something to tell us about this article?


  1. Dele needs to knuckle down train properly and regain his place and form. Lets be honest who would you prefer in your team in a tough game Robbo or Jenas? JJ never had much bottle however at least Dele has a bit of niggle about him


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.