Alan Hutton believes Dele Alli will not be happy with the way he has been treated by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham this season.
The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, suggests that the attacking midfielder’s hopes of making the England squad for next summer’s European Championships are being decimated by his lack of game time.
The 24-year-old suffered the humiliation of being left out of Monday’s matchday squad against Burnley despite being fully fit and has just two starts under his belt all season.
Dele, who has 37 international caps under his belt, has not played for England since June 2019.
Hutton believes the former MK Dons man will have come into the new season with the aim of returning to the international squad for next summers Euros and that he will be frustrated by Jose Mourinho’s decision to keep leaving him out.
Hutton told Football Insider: “He can’t be happy, no. He’s 24 now, obviously, he was one of the star men for England not so long ago and it’s all kind of turned a little bit upside down.
“He won’t be happy just playing European (football) and he’s not starting the games. Yes, he’s getting minutes but he’s not necessarily starting them. It’s not ideal.
“He needs to be playing football and you would have thought he would have had one eye on the Euros squad but at the moment he’ll be nowhere near it.”
Alli has scored once in just five appearances across all competitions for Tottenham this season.
He started 32 times in 38 games for Spurs last term as he struggled with injuries at both the start and end of the campaign.
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