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The former Tottenham player and manager believes the “goal machine” needs a fresh start after falling from grace in North London.
Dele Alli is a “goal machine” and “the end of the puzzle” for many coaches, says Glenn Hoddle, but José Mourinho’s lack of faith in Tottenham will force the England international midfielder to go elsewhere.
The Spurs have been favoring alternative options to Alli this season, and the 24-year-old is often found on the bench or overlooked entirely.
Lack of playing time has sparked many transfer rumors, and a change to Paris Saint-Germain had been discussed before Mauricio Pochettino took the reins at Parc des Princes, and now there is talk of a meeting with the former head of the Tottenham.
Hoddle can see Alli heading elsewhere before the next deadline passes, saying that players of his ability deserve more than he gets from Mourinho.
The former Spurs player and coach said Sun.: “I don’t see him coming in right now, because they are winning. They only use it in the Europa League and the League Cup.
“He will not enter unless there is an injury or lack of form. The lack of form goes out the window because there is a settled team there. He will have to wait for him to get injured, then he will have to make a big impact on José to play.
“I’m talking about playing week after week, and he needs it. If you feel like you can’t do that, you need to let the manager know, and if he sees it that way too, a loan deal might be possible. Anyway, only José will know if he sees a long-term scenario for him. If you don’t, you might feel like it’s better to take advantage of it.
“I could see Dele going to another club and doing really well with the correct system. I don’t think it suits this system that José is looking for.
“I think at some point it will continue, when it will be like that, I’m not sure. If you stay behind the window, you will have to fasten your knuckles.
“He has to play the best he can. The truth is that, and he knows it himself, he has not played in the best way. The only way you can show that to the coach is by playing and I find that door closed right now.
“It must be very frustrating for Dele, because he has done a good job. He’s a scoring machine from midfield. He is the end of the puzzle. He will do it for a team, will it be for Tottenham? There’s a question mark on that. “