By Paul Robinson

26th Apr, 2021 | 10:16am

Robinson tips Alli to stay at Tottenham and play 'very big' role after big development

Jose Mourinho’s departure means Dele Alli still has a “very big part to play” at Tottenham.

That is according to ex-Spurs shot-stopper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 25-year-old attacking-midfielder.

Alli was used only sparingly by Mourinho throughout 2020-21 and has started just two games all season in the league.

Mourinho was dismissed by Spurs last Monday, leaving 29-year-old Ryan Mason in temporary charge of the club.

Alli was an unused substitute in Mason’s first match in charge against Southampton and played just six minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 League Cup final defeat to Man City.

But Robinson claims that Mason’s arrival is a new dawn for Alli, predicting that the 37-time England man will soon reassert himself on the first team.

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“I don’t think he will leave this summer, to be honest,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“It’s a completely different situation now Ryan Mason’s come in. I think we’ll see him play a lot more between now and the end of the season.

“I wouldn’t read too much into him being on the bench for the last couple of games.

“Players like Alli and Harry Winks, those who were left out in the cold to a certain extent, we’ll see them more.

“I still think they’ve got a very big part to play at the club.”

This site revealed in March that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy blocked the January exit of Alli to Paris Saint-Germain, leaving Mourinho “upset.”

Alli has made 246 appearances in Spurs colours, scoring 65 goals and laying on a further 59 assists.

In other news, Tottenham hopeful of landing manager who was Levy’s “preferred choice” in 202.