Pochettino backs Dele Alli to rediscover his best form

mawspurs

Staff
Staff
Joined
Jun 29, 2003
Messages
27,103
Thread starter #1
Alli was in fine form throughout last season, scoring 22 goals in all competitions, but has been less influential this season compared to the likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen

Read the full article at Independent
 

yusrisafri

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2004
Messages
5,288
#2
Nice fatherly words from Poch.

But when you have a player who is the 2nd most dispossessed player in the league, you know you need to drop him. Those stats alone speak a lot about a player that is woefully out of form and needs to be dropped for someone who is performing better.

Son has to come in for Dele
 

DCSPUR

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2005
Messages
3,025
#5
This seems to be positive for Danny:
“It is so difficult to be playing football and feeling the love and then after one injury you find yourself on the corner and ignored,” he said. “Sometimes players are different characters. Sometimes they explode. Sometimes they are sad. It is important for us as staff to manage them in the right way.”
 

N17Jack

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2007
Messages
1,225
#6
I hope Dele's inevitable return to form happens today. Cant wait to get to Wembley.
 

parj

I ate all the pies
Joined
Jul 27, 2003
Messages
1,570
#7
Was at the game today and thought we carried Dele today. He just seems to require that extra touch at the moment. I think he needs bench time for 1 or 2 games just to get his mojo back. Easier to get that back in a flowing team. Maybe put Son in his position for a few games.

Huge fan of Trippier but today he lacked that urgency to get into attacking positions. That needs to change.
 

double0

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2006
Messages
10,951
#8
Was at the game today and thought we carried Dele today. He just seems to require that extra touch at the moment. I think he needs bench time for 1 or 2 games just to get his mojo back. Easier to get that back in a flowing team. Maybe put Son in his position for a few games.

Huge fan of Trippier but today he lacked that urgency to get into attacking positions. That needs to change.

Wow that's a lot of negatives
 

aliyid

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2004
Messages
3,239
#9
He’s always going to have a high % of being dispossessed and wayward passes as his role in the team is to create rather that just circulate the ball.

He moves into dangerous areas where there’s high risk of losing the ball but a very high reward if it comes off. Yes he seems to have dropped his intensity a bit but I’ve got no doubt that he’ll have an influence in the big games coming up
 

slartibartfast

Grunge baby forever
Joined
Oct 21, 2012
Messages
6,183
#11
He’s always going to have a high % of being dispossessed and wayward passes as his role in the team is to create rather that just circulate the ball.

He moves into dangerous areas where there’s high risk of losing the ball but a very high reward if it comes off. Yes he seems to have dropped his intensity a bit but I’ve got no doubt that he’ll have an influence in the big games coming up
Agree. No good having 100% pass completion rate if all you're doing is passing sideways and backwards like we did for whole of 1st half yesterday.
Christ it made my eyes bleed.
 
Top