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Graham Roberts says Spurs have really missed one player, hopes he’s back in the team on Sunday

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Graham Roberts says Spurs have really missed one player, hopes he’s back in the team on Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts has waxed lyrical about Dele Alli following his performance for Spurs in Wednesday night’s Europa League last-32 victory.

The England international hasn’t been in Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans for large parts of the season.

Indeed, he was reportedly eyeing a departure from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in January, but Daniel Levy reportedly blocked a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Tottenham Hotspur v Wolfsberger AC - UEFA Europa League Round Of 32 Leg Two

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Alli has impressed the manager in recent weeks, and in Wednesday’s Europa League last-32 second leg against Wolfsberger, he was not only given a start but took his chance superbly.

Named at No. 10 behind Carlos Vinicius, the £100,000-a-week star reminded everyone of his quality with a wonderful overhead kick after just 10 minutes, controlling and improvising from Matt Doherty’s ball into the box.

Alli then provided a superb assist early in the second half, crossing for Vinicius to thump home a header, and as a cherry on top, sent a great pass for Bale to sweep home Spurs’ third on the night en route to a 4-0 win.

 

And Roberts hopes the 24-year-old will be back in the starting XI for Sunday’s Premier League home meeting with Burnley:

Alli has made 17 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season, and 239 overall.

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