Dele Alli is yet to appear for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this season after picking up an injury prior to the Aston Villa match.
Despite being sidelined with a hamstring problem, Dele has come in for some criticism from former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara.
During an appearance on talkSPORT, O’Hara has claimed that the 23-year-old has failed to continue to improve following his impressive first campaign in London during the 2015/16 season.
He claimed that Dele probably never expected to reach the heights he has achieved by playing for Tottenham and England which requires him to set new goals for himself.
O’Hara also urged Tottenham to try and get more out of the former MK Dons player, who he described as playing on the cusp of matches with inconsistency.
“He burst on the scene, we expected him to kick on, it hasn’t happened.”
“He has to set new targets and goals.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 22, 2019
O’Hara’s assessment of Dele is somewhat on the harsh side. While last season was not his best by any means, he at times had to operate in a deeper role given the injury issues suffered in midfield.
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