Everton: Tony Scott concerned by what he saw from 26-year old this week

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Tony Scott has been speaking on the All Together Now podcast about the concerning thing he saw from Everton’s Dele Alli on Wednesday night.

Dele Alli was bought by Everton on deadline day in January as he looked to resurrect his career and the Toffees looked to make a last-ditch attempt to pull clear of the drop zone, however, since arriving Alli has only started a single league game and Everton are just one point above the drop zone.

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The midfielder is now 26-years old and must be thinking it feels like a lifetime away from when he was tearing up the Premier League with Spurs between the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons as since the start of the last campaign he has managed zero league goals from open play.

Scott wasn’t left impressed by Alli’s cameo performance against Leicester City on Wednesday evening either.

(12:02) “I want to see a lot more, it’s not a case of him [Alli] stinking the gaff out in terms of making the wrong passes, it was a case of him flagging after 10 minutes which was the point I made and that’s a concern for me.

Considering he’s been at a Premier League club with all the right attributes, with all the right physiotherapists and dieticians and everything else at the top level after five months, that’s a concern for me.”

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If Alli was in fact looking tired after just 10 minutes of football, then there is no surprise that Frank Lampard has been so reluctant to hand the midfielder any meaningful minutes in their fight against relegation.

However, it will certainly be difficult to build up match fitness if the manager is not handing Alli any starts or sort of concrete minutes as just cameo appearances every few games will do nothing, but to be tired after just 10 will have done nothing to endear Alli to the fans at Goodison Park who would have been excited by his signing in January given his experience and pedigree in the league.

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