Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has admitted that he is disappointed to see Dele Alli being relegated to a fringe role and urged Jose Mourinho to give the midfielder more opportunities.
Dele has not started a Premier League match since Tottenham’s opening day clash against Everton.
The midfielder was heavily linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain through January but reports indicate that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy blocked the transfer after being unable to bring in a replacement for the midfielder.
The 24-year-old has not made Tottenham’s matchday squad in any of their last three outings, with Mourinho claiming that the England international is currently out injured.
The former MK Dons man ‘liked’ several social media posts on Monday which suggested that the Spurs boss should hand him more opportunities.
With Dele having remained at Spurs, Dawson is hopeful that he can force himself into the first-team and give Mourinho a selection headache by scoring a few goals.
The former Spurs defender told Sky Sports News (01/02; 20:17): “It’s really disappointing for Dele. Two years ago he was an unbelievable player for them but at this moment in time, it’s not happening for him.
“He’s injured at the moment, I get that. The form Spurs are in, Harry Kane is out and hopefully, he can fight his way back into the squad and cause Jose a problem
“He’s wasted. It’s a wasted talent for him, for Spurs and the problem needs to be resolved.
“If they’re keeping him involved in the dressing room they need to get him back in the football team, for sure.”
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If the team continues to have trouble scoring goals in Kane’s absence, then Alli could certainly come in handy as the one thing he is guaranteed to do is to find the back of the net at least once every three matches. However, it remains to be seen if the midfielder will get enough opportunities as it is clear that Mourinho views him as being surplus to requirements.
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