Date: 26th April 2021 at 7:05pm
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has exclusively told This is Futbol that Dele Alli should be the first name on the Tottenham teamsheet along with Harry Kane and Heung Min Son.

Those three struck up a great partnership under Mauricio Pochettino, but have started just twice together in the Premier League this season.

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But that’s been down to Alli’s lack of opportunities having been a bit-part player for the majority of Jose Mourinho’s reign, with the likes of Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and even Giovani Lo Celso often preferred to the England midfielder.

Despite Mourinho’s departure last week, Alli was an unused substitute for the fourth time in five matches when Spurs defeated Southampton on Wednesday night, with interim head coach Ryan Mason opting to introduce Harry Winks, Lamela and Steven instead.

This was followed up by a late six-minute cameo in the final defeat on Sunday, meaning that Alli has still played less than 1000 minutes in all competitions this term, roughly a third of the action he oversaw last season.

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With that in mind, Roberts has urged Mason to get the 25-year-back in the side.

“For me, I would put him first name on the teamsheet with Harry Kane and Son,” Roberts told This is Futbol.

“We scored lots of goals and they know how to play together.”