Tottenham Hotspur endured a night to forget in Belgium as Jose Mourinho’s men slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp. Following the game, supporters took to Twitter to discuss the performance of Dele Alli.
Tottenham have been in fine form this season and some neutrals have even discussed Mourinho overseeing a charge towards the Premier League title.
The Spurs boss made several changes to his side for the Europa League clash, putting out a team that should have been good enough to beat the Belgian outfit.
Such was the performance in the first half, Mourinho opted to make four changes at the break – including the decision to bring Alli off.
The 24-year-old has played just 66 minutes of Premier League football this season and would have been buzzing to earn a chance to impress last night.
Sadly things didn’t go according to plan and now the midfielder faces an anxious wait to discover when he might feature again.
It doesn’t seem too long ago that Spurs fans were calling him one of the best young talents in the world.
The £100,000-a-week performer has scored 63 goals and registered 55 assists for Tottenham and some fans have shown him some sympathy.
Here is what supporters were saying after Alli’s performance against Royal Antwerp.
he's not a Jose player, not a pacey winger or a strong powerful midfielder nor a hold up player. he's talented but could do with move away to rekindle his love for football. think he was happy at club till Jose and may try to outlast him s evryone knows Jose has a short shelflife
— Lexington Steel (@GuiltSBurden) October 29, 2020
Think it’s fair to say he should’ve forced his way out – or been sold – in the summer transfer window. His time is up and Jose clearly doesn’t rate him. The reaction he was looking for out of Dele hasn’t come.
— Jordan (@jordanpomeroy00) October 29, 2020
Really want him to make it, but I think he's done after getting hooked again at HT. Jose fundamentally doesn't trust him, he won't do the work off the ball. Plus not making enough contribution on it. One decent pass not enough.
— Nicola Berti (@foxythfc) October 29, 2020
Loved Dele but a bit of a one trick pony unfortunately and can't adapt to a new style of play. Think he may end up moving on although won't get an amazing fee now. Be nice if he could adapt and find form again. 🤞🏽
— Darren King (@d1sco_d4z) October 29, 2020
We keep saying to give him a few games to find rhythm, or hes low on confidence and thats why. But hes had plenty opportunities and hes just not taken them because in my opinion he cant. Hes finished as a top 6 player
Hes living off of past glories
— Hotspur Hustle (@HotspurHustle) October 29, 2020
Forgot he was out there. Dude needs a fresh start else where
— PadreJ (@padrejeb) October 30, 2020
For his talent he needs to evolve give the best..
— keshavan.k (@keshavanrks) October 30, 2020
Finished , such a shame
— Stephan Allen (@riv_thfc) October 29, 2020