Football journalist Adam Newson has been sharing his thoughts on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli and his current situation at the north London club.
This comes after Newson made an appearance on a recent video from the Mirror Football YouTube channel, where he reflected on the latest round of Premier League results.
One topic of conversation was Spurs midfielder Alli, who has revitalised his Tottenham career somewhat having played every minute in the league this term, after making just 15 top-flight appearances last season amid plenty of speculation over his future in the last few months.
On the subject of Alli, who recently featured in Tottenham’s recent 3-0 defeat against Chelsea, Newson had this to say about the player and his current situation.
He said: “I’m really intrigued to see where Dele Alli goes in his Tottenham career at this point, because obviously, it’s been two or three seasons now of drift.
“I was a huge Dele Alli fan when he broke through, I thought he was absolutely phenomenal, and it’s sad almost to see him almost aimless at this point, not really sure where he’s going at Tottenham.”
TIF Thoughts on Adam Newson’s comments on Alli…
Given how Alli was not a first-team regular in the Premier League for Spurs last season, starting just seven times, it’s safe to say he had a rather disappointing campaign in terms of his playing time, as well as a reported frosty relationship with former Lilywhites manager Jose Mourinho.
However, with the Englishman an ever-present in the top flight so far this season, this suggests that he is currently an important figure for Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo, despite only scoring one goal and being yet to provide an assist.
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Moving forward, with Alli recently saying how he is enjoying playing on the left of a midfield three rather than in an attacking role under Espirito Santo this season, we feel that if he continues playing and developing in that position and manages to pick up goals and assists along the way, this should put to bed any doubts about his situation at the club.