Former Chelsea stars Ruud Gullit and Marcel Desailly have both questioned whether Dele Alli has it in him to raise his game for the big occasions and make the difference for Spurs when it matters.
Alli, who started against Leipzig, was withdrawn by Jose Mourinho with around twenty-five minutes left on the clock after putting in a lacklustre display. The midfielder certainly didn’t hide his disappointment on the bench either.
Gullit and Desailly, who were analysing the match for beIN SPORTS, felt that Mourinho had perhaps given the Bundesliga side a little too much respect in the first half.
The pair then proceeded to question whether Alli is good enough to take Spurs to the next level. Watch their discussion below:
"When it's a good team he can handle it. But when it doesn't go that well, is he the player that can raise it? I don't think so."@GullitR has doubts about Dele Alli!#beINUCL #TOTRBL pic.twitter.com/QjFXSNlFxc
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) February 19, 2020
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I don’t think Dele has been at his best in the past few weeks but I also don’t believe he has been as poor as some fans and pundits have made him out to be. There is no doubt that the injury to Kane has massively affected his form.
With regards to Desailly’s and Gullit’s point, Dele has shown time and again that he is a big game player who thrives when the pressure is on. So it is extremely harsh to suggest that he of all people just turns up against easy opposition.
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