Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has urged Dele Alli to get his nut down and concentrate on his football again.
The 23-year-old, who was signed by Mauricio Pochettino in January 2015, burst on the scene in the Premier League and was named as the PFA Young Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons at the club, whilst also bagging the Goal of the Season award in his second campaign for his stunning individual effort against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
But since injuring his hamstring at last summer’s World Cup, Alli has suffered from a loss of form and has been plagued by more issues, which forced him to miss 20 games for Tottenham last season.
Another hamstring problem prior to the start of this season saw the midfielder ruled out of Spurs’ opening three Premier League fixtures and Alli’s only starts this season have come against Olympiacos and Bayern Munich in the Champions League and the Carabao Cup humiliation at the hands of Colchester United last month.
Speaking on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast earlier today, Redknapp said: “I’m such a fan of his. A couple of years ago he got 20 odd goals in one season. He is a talent.
“He has got to get his nut down and concentrate on his football. Let’’s not see him in the paper, start performing, that is your job. You’ve got 10-12 years to become one of the best Tottenham players of all time.”