Danny Mills suggests that Dele Alli could be brought into the Tottenham starting XI following the international break after the Lilywhites’ defeat to Brighton on Saturday.

The former Manchester City and Leeds defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that nothing is working for manager Mauricio Pochettino this season and that something needs to change if they are going to get back on track.

The north London heavyweights slipped to a shock 3-0 loss to Brighton in their last game before the international break, with Hugo Lloris picking up a serious injury to compound their problems.

Having also suffered defeat to Leicester City and Bayern Munich in recent weeks, Mills says that something needs to change at Spurs and suggests that Alli could return to the starting XI at the expense of one of his teammates to try and make that difference.

Mills told Football Insider: “Dele Alli would be the one to come back into it. He needs to prove (himself). He needs these couple of weeks to really work on his fitness. 

“He’s been out for a while, he could make a little bit of a difference. Maybe Tottenham need to tweak their formation and work on that to get the best out of all these players they have.

“At the moment, whatever they try do just isn’t working.” 

Alli has played just four times across all competitions for Tottenham this season after recovering from a hamstring injury, with only 30 minutes of game time in the Premier League so far.

He has the likes of Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele to battle with for a place in the starting XI, while defensive enforcer Eric Dier was handed a rare start against Brighton.

In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills says that rival sides are going to start singling out one senior Spurs star as a “weakness” in their side.