Date: 4th November 2019 at 11:09am
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Paul Robinson singled out Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli for praise despite questioning the quality of Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Everton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs goalkeeper praised Alli for standing out in Sunday’s match due to having a little bit of class and proceeded to describe the midfielder’s goal as outstanding.

The 23-year-old put Mauricio Pochettino’s side ahead against the Toffees on Sunday but his team ended up having to settle for a draw as Cenk Tosun equalised for Everton in added time.

Robinson also reflected on the fact that Alli has struggled for form in recent times, but insisted that the midfielder appeared to be getting back to his best.

When asked if Alli showed he was shaking off the cobwebs against Everton, Robinson told Football Insider: “He’s getting back to his best, he’s getting game time.

“It was a very poor game but Alli had a little bit of class, I thought his goal was outstanding and I think he’s getting back to where he knows he can be and where he wants to be.

“I think it hasn’t helped that the team around him have been struggling as when you’re struggling for form, it doesn’t help playing in a struggling side.”

Alli has played eight times across all competitions for Spurs this season and has contributed two goals to the cause.

The English playmaker did see the start of his 2019/20 campaign disrupted as a hamstring injury caused him to be stuck on the sidelines for 20 days in August.

In other Tottenham news, Darren Bent suggested this loaned-out Spurs player should be recalled to ‘freshen things up’.