Gareth Bale and Dele Alli have both had relatively tough times getting into the Spurs side this season, whether it be through injury or just not being fancied by head coach Jose Mourinho, leading to plenty of debate about whether or not they have a future at the club.
Former Premier League defender Neville was the latest person to join in that debate. Speaking on Sky Sports last night, Neville talked about the respective lack of minutes that the two players have been getting and seemed to take issue with their respective attitudes.
With Bale, it was his constant smiling on the bench despite not playing, whereas with Alli: “there’s a reason why his career’s doing what it’s doing, it’s not just Jose Mourinho, Dele’s got to get over that himself,” according to Neville.
And Spurs fans were quick to agree with the former Manchester United defender over his comments, as they slammed the two outcasts for their problems over the season, with the Welshman coming in for the most stick:
“Both very lazy players and don’t seem to care, when you come on the pitch you should be sprinting as hard as you can to press the opposition. Both of these just jog around pretending to look like they are trying.”
If public opinion is starting to shift against them, and Mourinho’s opinion of them too, then all is certainly not looking well in North London for those two.