Jermaine Jenas blasts decision to omit Tottenham star for prestigious award
By Harvey Byrne
Former midfielder Jermaine Jenas has blasted the decision which has seen Dele Alli omitted from the six-man shortlist for the player of the year award.
The Tottenham 21-year-old has played a huge role in helping Spurs compete at the top of the league with Chelsea as they sit in second place with seven matches left.
However, to make the shortlist you have to have stood out to your fellow professionals who vote for the players who have impressed them the most and while the Blues had two men on the shortlist, Tottenham had just one with star forward Harry Kane.
The rest of the names include Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku of Everton, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Chelsea star duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.
But, it was the decision to leave Alli out that caught Jenas’ attention and he slammed it on his personal Twitter account, asking “how much more does the guy need to do?”
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No @Dele_Alli in the top 6 for the @PFA player of the year award!????…how much more does the guy need to do?
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) April 13, 2017
Alli has been one of the standout stars of the Premier League this season with 16 goals and 10 assists in 30 league outings.
He has been nominated for the young player of the year award, which he won last year, but many feel he is more deserving of the higher crown.
Both Lukaku and Kane have been selected for both awards.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs have been dealt a blow with this midweek centre-back injury.