Dele Alli may have to leave Tottenham in January to reignite his career after being axed from the matchday squad and publicly mauled by Jose Mourinho.
That is according ex-England ace Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs after the 24-year-old failed to take his latest chance last week.
Alli was left out of Spurs’ matchday squad for the win over Brighton on Sunday, the third consecutive Premier League game he has failed to do so.
The England international started the midweek Europa League loss to Royal Antwerp but was hauled off at the interval with Jose Mourinho subsequently scathing of those who started the game.
Mills is adamant that Alli’s Tottenham future is in his own hands following his latest axing and public humiliation.
“It is really difficult,” he told Football Insider.
“Mourinho has given him a chance and he has not taken it this time around. How many more chances will he get?
“It is now a decision for Dele Alli to make. Whether he wants to stay and fight for his place or leave.
“There is no doubt that he believes in his own ability but there often comes a point when a player needs a fresh challenge.
“Dele Alli will have to decide that himself. It is up to him whether he turns it around in this tricky period.
“If that is not going to be the case then he needs to think about moving on to regain his confidence. This is Dele Alli’s choice.”