Exclusive: Door opens for Dele Alli to reignite Tottenham career
Dele Alli will be given more chances before January to save his Tottenham career, according to Paul Robinson.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admitted events recent weeks “did not bode well” for the 24-year-old but the door is still open for him to shine.
Alli did not make the squad for Spurs’ win over Brighton on Sunday, the third consecutive Premier League game he has failed to do so.
His omission came after a disappointing midweek showing in the loss at Royal Antwerp, Mourinho hauling off the attacking midfielder at the interval.
A lack of game time and form at club level has seen Gareth Southgate snub Alli for recent England squads.
Robinson suggests that with the Euros fast-approaching, Alli may have to leave in January.
“Alli will be given more chances because the window is not open until January,” he told Football Insider. “He has two months.
“It is hard to see where he fits in though. His lack of game time definitely does not bode well for him.
“Whether it is his attitude and application in training, the way he plays or maybe it is simply because they have an abundance of attacking talent.
“Not being picked for the Premier League squad and then being taken off at half time in the Europa League does not bode well. It does not bode well if you are Dele Alli or if you are playing in the fourth tier of English football.
“If he wants to get to the European Championships next summer he needs to have an honest and frank conversation with Jose Mourinho after Christmas.”