Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Spurs midfielder Dele Alli and his absence from the north London club’s matchday squad for their 2-0 defeat against Leicester City.
This comes after the journalist uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he reflected on the defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
On the topic of Alli’s absence from the squad for the match against Leicester, Gold had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I just found it really odd that when you are then allowed to have nine substitutes, [Alli] wasn’t on there. He may well get a little bit of a chance now with Lo Celso – we don’t know the extent of the injury yet – but if Dele plays against Stoke City on Wednesday night and does really well, perhaps that then gets the confidence going and gets Mourinho in a position where he can’t ignore him.
“If that doesn’t improve, we all know what’s going to happen next month: Dele Alli will head off somewhere, probably likely on loan, but I just felt that it was just the biggest example [against Leicester] of how Spurs do still need that option of him and Mourinho needs to trust more in these other players.”
Do you think Spurs should allow Alli to leave on loan in January?
Spurs signed Alli back in February 2015 from MK Dons for a fee of £5.97 million. Since then, the 24-year-old has made 232 appearances for the north London club in which he has scored 64 goals and provided 56 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Alli…
Despite coming on as a late substitute in Spurs’ previous two league games prior to their defeat against Leicester, it does feel strange that Alli wasn’t in the squad at the weekend.
With French club Paris Saint-Germain reportedly looking to renew their interest in signing Alli on a loan deal in January after previously failing with three loan bids in the summer, a move away from Spurs for some regular football could benefit the midfielder if he does move away in our view.