Dele Alli left fuming with Leeds star after Tottenham teammate confession - pundit
Alan Hutton has suggested Dele Alli was left fuming with Robin Koch in Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Leeds United.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heralded the German 24-year-old for man-marking the Spurs star out the game.
Speaking to Spurs TV, Eric Dier confessed Spurs failed to cope with Leeds’ “controlled chaos” and aggressiveness on Saturday.
Goals from Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo sealed victory for Leeds at Elland Road.
Hutton claimed Leeds’ method of going man-for-man had left the likes of Dele Alli tearing his hair out.
He suggested Bielsa would work “really hard” with his squad on the tactical side of things to make the system work.
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Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “I was watching the first 20 minutes and it’s like man-for-man.
“You could see Dele Alli literally getting angry and frustrated because everywhere he’d go, Koch was behind him, aside him, trying to tackle him. That, for a player, is very frustrating when you’re getting no space, no time.
“It’s organised chaos. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes that goes against them because you go man-for-man and you end up, if somebody gets pulled out of position, it can leave a space in behind.
“But they’re willing to do that on the off chance that they can attack out of the back of it. It really, really works for them. They must train really hard on the tactical side of it because they get it right more often than wrong.”
Leeds currently sit 10th heading into the final three games of the season.
They face away trips to Burnley and Southampton before finishing the campaign with a home tie against West Brom.