Paul Robinson has tipped Tottenham forgotten man Dele Alli to rediscover his mojo and the dynamic form that made him the talk of Europe.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs goalkeeper is in no doubt that the attacking midfielder can soon return to his former heights.
Alli has yet to start a league match for Spurs this season, and his only appearance in the competition was as a second-half substitute in the draw against Arsenal.
The attacking midfielder has failed to even get off the bench in three of Tottenham’s last four league games despite a wretched run of results.
“He’s been indifferent this year, hence his omission from the England squad, but I think it’s difficult as a player when you’re not playing well and the team around you is not playing well,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“I think Spurs, there’s been something amiss there, whether it’s Christian Eriksen’s contract or Vertonghen’s contract, Alderweireld’s contract – there’s something that’s just not clicked there at the moment.
“If you’re a player that’s struggling for form and you’re playing in a team that’s not playing well, it’s always difficult to re-discover your form.
“Can Alli get back to his best? Yeah absolutely, I think it’s just a matter of time. It’s a matter of time, confidence and that’s what it is as a player.”
Capped 37 times by England, Alli has played 187 times for Tottenham, which have yielded 53 goals, as well as 49 assists, and does not turn 24 until April.