Tottenham face Southampton on Wednesday evening in the Premier League – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have claimed they want Dele Alli to start.
Ryan Mason, who will be taking charge of his first game as Spurs interim head coach, is picking a team with perhaps one eye on the weekend.
It’s an important league fixture today at home to Southampton, but this Sunday there is the chance for silverware with the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium against Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho was expected to lead the north London club out at Wembley, but he was sacked earlier this week.
29-year-old coach Mason has been put in temporary charge until the end of the season, and he’s got the chance to get his name in the history books.
A selection of Spurs supporters on social media want to see a shake up with the team selection.
There are plenty that are hopeful of seeing £100,000-a-week (Spotrac) playmaker Alli back in the starting XI.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder certainly had a turbulent relationship with ex-boss Mourinho, but perhaps he’ll be eyeing a fresh start under someone he already knows.
He’s been left on the bench in four of the last six Premier League matches, not starting in the top flight since early March, but fans want him to get a chance against Southampton.
So on to tomorrow night…Cant wait!
I am hoping for:
Start on the front foot, and stay there!
— Mike N (@MikeGNolan) April 20, 2021
I think Dele will start especially with Kane out. Bale on the right too
— Stu (@SAnderson78uk) April 20, 2021
sneaky think Dele might start https://t.co/G3wtYOGJ4g
— Erik Blakney (@_mrblakney) April 20, 2021
Hopefully the likes of Bale and Dele Alli will now get chances to start a game, rather than be brought on in the last 5 minutes to save a hopeless situation! #COYS
— Stephen Miller (@Miller_flash) April 20, 2021
Pls start dele 😭
— 👱🏻♀️ (@urcupofcoffeee) April 20, 2021
— Dovi (@benkloinimus) April 19, 2021
— fun time freddie (@staminaofagod) April 19, 2021
@dele_official get your boots ready. You will finally get a start on Wednesday 😁😁
— Mark Smith (@shelfsidethfc) April 19, 2021
Hopefully Ryan Mason starts Alli and Bale tonight
— Owen (@_OwenTHFC) April 21, 2021
Hope we see Dele not only return (because he has played a lot more than the 1st of this season recently) under Mason but see him hungry and at his best. Also hope to see better performances from the likes of Dier, Sissoko, Bergwijn etc who’ve declined 2nd half of the season.
— Patrick 🇦🇺🏴#ENICOut (@patrickbthfc) April 21, 2021
Dele Alli False 9 today
— SK🌊 (@thfcBro) April 21, 2021