Collymore: I was wrong about this Tottenham player
By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has admitted that he was “wrong” about tipping Tottenham ace Dele Alli to sign for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The former Liverpool striker now believes the 20-year-old should “stay where he is” and try to be successful with his current club.
The north London outfit are on the verge of securing their second consecutive top four finish added with the fact that they are moving into their new stadium in 2018/19.
In recent seasons, Alli has been a driving force behind the club’s success as they aim to secure an unlikely Premier League crown this term.
Broadcaster Collymore delivered his verdict on the highly-rated attacking midfielder and why he should stay in north London.
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“I said earlier this season that maybe he [Alli] should sign for a Real Madrid, he is that good,” Collymore wrote in his Mirror column. “But I was wrong, and I’ve completely changed my mind on the subject now.
“With Spurs going into their new stadium, and with three or four of his young England team-mates also doing well there, he should stay where he is, try to make a dent in the Champions League and continue his learning curve.
“There is a World Cup at the end of next season. Do well there and the world will be your oyster.”
From his match-winning performances to the number of goals he has scored for Mauricio Pochettino side, it has been a successful season for Alli.
Considering he plays in the middle of the park, Alli has scored 16 goals in 30 Premier League matches, three less than striker Harry Kane.
Furthermore, he has found the back of the net on more occasions than the likes of Sergio Aguero and Eden Hazard.
The England international, who turns 21 on Tuesday, will be looking to continue his good form and help Spurs catch current leaders Chelsea in the table.
Antonio Conte’s side currently lead their rivals by nine points with the duo set to play a remaining seven matches of the season.
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