The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are really beginning to miss the Dele Alli of last season. Though stats-wise the Englishman has looked okay this season, it’s clear that he isn’t at his best. Lacking the attacking edge that he had last term, he has a long way to go.
Despite his poor form, Mauricio Pochettino has opted to continue to utilise him on a near-weekly basis, and this is a tactic that can go one of two ways. It can either make the player, with the confidence shown in him providing the boost that is required, or it can break them – making their form go from bad to worse. Unfortunately for Dele, the last few weeks have shown that he has taken the latter path, and it is not helping.
It would make sense, then, for him to spend a week or two on the bench. This is something that the Tottenham fans over on the Spurs fan Reddit page have been discussing in depth over the last day or two, and one player that it appears as though most fans want to see replace him is Fernando Llorente.
Llorente hasn’t had many minutes yet this term, rarely being utilised by his manager, yet the Spurs faithful clearly want Mauricio Pochettino to try out a formation with two forwards in place of Dele Alli, with Llorente featuring alongside Harry Kane.
Take a look at what they’ve been saying below…