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TBR View: Dele Alli resurgence could be bad news for Tottenham maestro

Tottenham interim boss Ryan Mason has done plenty of good work since replacing Jose Mourinho on a temporary basis. At the top of his list of positives has been the resurgence of Dele Alli. 

The England international was ostracised by the Portuguese boss and has failed to even make the matchday squad at times during the 2020/21 campaign.

That seems absurd for a player who only a few years ago was touted as one of the brightest talents in the Premier League, with Alli producing the goods on a weekly basis.

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The 25-year-old has earned a reprieve under Mason though and whilst that bodes well for him, it might not be quite so useful for Giovani Lo Celso.

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Although both players started in the same eleven during Sunday’s win over Wolves, that might not necessarily be the case all the time.

Both Alli and Lo Celso prefer operating as a No.10 and that if push comes to shove, it seems likely that it’ll be the England star who gets the nod more often than not.

Struggles

The Argentine performer has struggled to get going at Tottenham. He’s started just 11 times in the Premier League during 2020/21 and has once again endured a season riddled with niggles.

Lo Celso signed permanent terms with Spurs in January 2020, costing the club £27 million. In 65 appearances, he has scored just seven goals and claimed four assists.

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That isn’t really a great return and in Alli, Tottenham have a player who has proved himself to the club time and time again.

The £100,000-a-week player was impressive once again at the weekend and is showing a real desire to work his way back into the reckoning at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

If he can prove himself to the new boss as well, Lo Celso could find himself further down the Tottenham pecking order.

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