Video: Former Spur disagrees with the current negativity surrounding midfield star

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara has leapt to the defence of Dele Alli.

The 23-year-old came in for heavy criticism following Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat against Anfield at Liverpool last weekend.

After the former MK Dons man struggled to make an impact against Jurgen Klopp’s side, Roy Keane launched a scathing assessment by suggesting that Dele has lost his hunger for the game (Sky Sports).

O’Hara appeared as the co-host on yesterday’s Drive show on talkSPORT alongside Adrian Durham and admitted there is a difference between constructive criticism and character assassination.

Whilst O’Hara conceded that Dele’s form has not been great, he believes that he showed against Liverpool after he ran the furthest distance of all players that he is returning to fitness and needs an arm around him, rather than more criticism.

Dele will be looking to silence his doubters when Spurs face Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow afternoon, in the same fixture last season he found the back of the net in a 6-2 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

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