Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes Dele Alli is ‘a great talent’ and that his current situation is ‘sad to see’.
The midfielder missed out on a place in Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad for the fifth time this season against Burnley last night.
The 24-year-old is going through a difficult period right now, and was branded a lazy trainer by the manager in the Tottenham Hotspur: All or Nothing Amazon Prime docuseries.
His future became the subject of speculation during the international transfer window, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly trying to land him on loan.
He looks far away from the starting XI, and Redknapp believes the player is at a crossroads.
He said on talkSPORT: “I’m such a big fan of his. He’s a great talent and it’s sad to see. He’s got to be careful. Maybe he’s a little bit at the crossroads at the moment.
“Who knows what goes on behind closed doors. Jose sees him every day – there’s obviously something he doesn’t like and that’s why he’s not picked him.
“Whatever it is, Dele Alli needs to get back to the player we know he can be. He needs to get his head down and concentrate on his football. When he’s playing well he’s a fantastic player.”
TBR’s View – A big couple of months for Dele
£100,000-a-week star Dele (Spotrac) is facing a huge couple of months at Tottenham.
He is way down the pecking order right now, and it’s up to him to bust a gut to get back in contention again.
It seems like a tough-love approach from Mourinho, and it’s vital for Dele to respond in the right way – or he could very easily find himself out on loan somewhere in January.