Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claims that he never doubted in the ability of Dele Alli, as the midfielder has gone from strength to strength so far this season. After making a lot of impression in the 2016-17 campaign, the midfielder has come in with some inconsistent performances this season. Dele Alli, however, helped Tottenham get a victory over Burnley and Southampton. He came up with one goal and four assists in these matches. This has helped him recover from a poor run of form which has plagued him from the start of November.
Manager Pochettino says that he did not have any doubts that Dele Alli will be able to rediscover his form. The 21-year-old was not included for the recent game against Brighton and it was seen as a tough moment for Alli. After having had one of their best campaigns in recent times, Spurs have been struggling to replicate the results from the 2016-17 season. The club are finding it difficult to even make it to the top four places. At the moment, the team sits just outside the top four with the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal looking in better shape. Spurs will have to rediscover form rather quickly, as the team will be facing the likes of Juventus in the Champions League last 16 round next month.
“He’s [Dele Alli] got enormous quality and I’ve never doubted him. You’ve got to be patient with players and sometimes they need a rest, while you’ve got to expect one or two mistakes too. I thought ‘at last, I’m going to go see my roots’. I’ve been to Italy many times, but never to Piedmont. Given there won’t be much time, I’m not going to be able to visit the area where my great-grandfather’s from, but I will get to breathe the Turin air,” said Pochettino.