Tottenham lost to Vitesse last night in the European Conference League and as expected, some of the more senior players failed to perform to the level they are expected to.
One of those senior players was, of course, Dele Alli and he has once again shown why he is nowhere near the Tottenham first team.
I had thought about doing a hit piece on the former England international but then I remembered some comments from our old number one Paul Robinson and rather than waste my time writing about Alli and his poor display I thought I would let Robinson’s comments do the job instead.
Please note these comments were made before the game yesterday.
Robinson said to Football Insider: “I think Nuno had big plans for him when he came in.
“He worked with him on the training ground and gave him an opportunity at the beginning of the season. But, the fact of the matter is he is not where he needs to be.
“He hasn’t been for a long time. I don’t know whether he needs a move, some fresh surroundings but he needs re-ignite his career in some way. It looks like he’s lost his love for football. He is going stale at Spurs.
“He has not played well consistently in a long time. I think the time has come for him to move on.”
These words from Robinson could have seen him with egg on his face if Alli had done the business last night but instead, those comments have aged rather well. There is nothing that I can disagree with and I may just keep hold of them and stick them out every single time Alli puts on a Spurs shirt.
Sad that it has come to this but the 25-year-old only has himself to blame.