Paul Robinson has tipped struggling Dele Alli be a worldbeater again for Tottenham next season.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, backed Jose Mourinho’s man management skills to help rejuvenate the 24-year-old after a mixed campaign.
Alli has played just 78 minutes of football since the restart due to suspension and injury and has been ruled out of this Sunday’s fixture against Crystal Palace with a hamstring problem.
The England international’s 37 appearances this season have yielded 9 goals and six assists.
Robinson claimed Alli is only ever one poor performance away from getting dropped at Spurs.
“I thought Dele and Jose would be the perfect fit,” he told Football Insider.
“At first he looked rejuvenated under Mourinho in that number 10 role, getting goals and assists but he has been far too inconsistent and there lies the problem.
“I think Dele will respond to Jose’s man management skills.
“It is very easy to criticise a player for falling below a level you expect. We know what he can do and how good he is and when he falls below that it is very easy to criticise.
“Dele Alli has a lot of competition in his position at Spurs so if he doesn’t not perform in a game he gets put on the bench.”
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