The resident Lilywhites were feeling miserable in the Transfer Tavern yesterday evening after they drew 1-1 with Southampton at the Saint Mary’s Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost further ground in their bid to finish inside the top-four this weekend after they failed to record victory against Southampton on the South-coast. Tottenham found themselves behind with just 15 minutes on the clock as Davinson Sanchez inadvertently turned the ball into his own net in an attempt to clear Ryan Bertrand’s menacing ball across the 6-yard-box.
However, Harry Kane stepped up to head home an equaliser for Tottenham just 3 minutes later after he found himself unmarked inside the 6-yard-box, and the scores remained level at 1-1 until the final whistle.
In the aftermath of proceedings, the Spurs faithful were full of frustration due to their side’s lacklustre performance, and plenty of supporters took to Twitter to vent their feelings.
One player who has come in for particularly strong criticism from fans of Tottenham and neutrals alike is 21-year-old England star Dele Alli.
Alli has been no stranger to criticism so far this season despite the fact he boasts an impressive record of 9 goal and 11 assists in all-competitions.
The former MK Dons prospect has struggled to live up to the standard he set for himself in Tottenham white last season, and it appears that his performances are beginning to rile up football fans across the country who expect so much of the young English talent.
Here’s what football fans had to say about Dele Alli’s performance against The Saints…
Can't believe how poor Dele Alli has been this year. Every time I watch him, he just constantly gives the ball away. #SOUTOT
— #FPL Connect
Puzzles me when people say “he’s not been himself today” re: a Dele Alli non-performance.
These have been more regular than his good ones!
This match draws to light how crucial Christian Eriksen is too.
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) January 21, 2018
Dele Alli is very average ,nothing special about him
— Blue_cheese (@KCvsper) January 21, 2018
Can we please put to bed the hype around dele Alli as being nothing more than, well, hype. A distinctly average player with so many obvious limitations.
— Indy Boonan (@IBoonan) January 21, 2018
typical overrated english player. nothing's shocking. he'll stay at spurs next season cos no big teams want him.
— Cynical One (@TheCynical_1) January 21, 2018
Dele Alli was poor today. Fortunate to have a manager like Pochettino, who’ll be patient & persistent with him.
— Simon Austin (@sport_simon) January 21, 2018
Agreed, When he’s off he’s so off, bang average player at best!
— Allen Dench (@allendench) January 22, 2018
He was woeful today. I’ve hardly seen him have a good game this season
— james cosgrove (@jcosgrove277) January 21, 2018
Overrated, wilshere is better
— Big Luckz (@MagicalMaitland) January 21, 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
'He was absolutely abysmal'
— BBC 606 (@bbc606) January 21, 2018