Tottenham: Dele Alli at crossroads with football and Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur, Dele Alli

Tottenham Hotspur, Dele Alli (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Dele Alli is at a crossroads in his career with Tottenham Hotspur.

There is no denying the God-given talent Dele Alli possesses on a football pitch, however, the Tottenham star is at a crossroads in his career with Spurs and England.

In five seasons at Tottenham Hotspur, Dele has gone from unknown prospect to football superstar, to an imitation of himself notably accused of being his “brother” or at least playing like him, by his new coach. This new coach is the same new coach cursing at him, calling him lazy, and frankly questioning his commitment to the sport.

Simultaneously, Dele’s other “coach”, Gareth Southgate of England, is not calling, having not played Alli in over a year in an England shirt. Still only 24 years old, Dele Alli is at a crossroads in his footballing career for himself and for Tottenham Hotspur.

When Dele Alli was signed as a 19-year-old by Tottenham in February 2015, not too many people took a lot of notice. While part of the England National Team set-up from U17 onward, not much was really known about the young midfielder. When Tottenham then immediately loaned him to League One MK Dons, it could be assumed that Dele was a player for the future. However, following his return from loan in May 2015, Dele took the 2015-16 campaign by storm.

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