Tottenham fans have struggled with severe injury issues this season. Almost every single player in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad has been crocked and sidelined at some point this season and ahead of what promises to be a massive clash with Arsenal tomorrow, it looks like they’re set to be without Dele Alli again.
@dele_official (hamstring) is in late stages of rehab.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 1 March 2019
Dele Alli is one of the Lilywhites most gifted players and when he’s unavailable there is a huge void in Tottenham’s squad. Poch has a number of top players at his disposal like Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen who can fill in and do some of the work that Alli does when the England man is out, yet when Alli gets going in his role behind Harry Kane he can be devastating.
The 22-year-old has made a habit of scoring crucial goals and the last goal that was scored in a North London derby came off the boot of Dele Alli as he tucked home an audacious chip over the head of Petr Cech to make the score 2-0 in the Carabao Cup clash between the two sides back in December at The Emirates. That flair and guile that Dele brings to the side is incredibly tough to replace and it’s hard to see a way that Poch sets up to cope with the midfielder’s absence.
You can read the Lilywhites’ reaction to Dele’s injury update here:
Tbh I wouldn't mind seeing Dele playing with injury.
— Levy and Lewis Out (@RealDGGHD) March 1, 2019
We missed them both against Chelsea.
— Special K (@Spurs_SpecialK) March 1, 2019
dele! I miss you
— Wanderer (@AFY121) 1 March 2019
Swear Alli has been in late stages of rehab for a few weeks? Yet Kane was training on pitch for a week and straight into the team, I know he’s a big name but sometimes you’ve just got to let him rest and bring him back slowly, he still doesn’t look fit and match ready
— Josh Croft (@JoshCrofty) 1 March 2019
GET DELE BACK NOW
— Jake (@jxke_02) March 1, 2019
Ah what a week
— Mike (@THFCMikey) March 1, 2019
Tottenham fans will be desperate to get Dele back as soon as possible and will be hoping he can have an immediate impact when he finally returns.