Yesterday may have been a woeful day for the Lilywhites, but at least they can all agree that Dele Alli’s return was a huge boost. The England midfielder stepped up and shone in midfield and every time he got the ball things looked like opening up before they eventually did when the 22-year-old setup Harry Kane for the opener.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 9 March 2019
Whilst Spurs would do what they’ve done on a handful of occasions this season and let that lead slip before falling to a defeat, the return of Dele is still a huge boost. The next game that Tottenham face in the Premier League comes against Liverpool at Anfield, and whilst it certainly isn’t a game that the fans are going to be confident for, having Dele gives them a chance.
The fans all knew that on his first return after an eight-game absence that Dele was never going to ste[p in and play the full 90 minutes, however, the 82 minutes that he lasted were certainly more than expected in what proved to be a tough game on the Southcoast. The Lilywhites now have a three-week break until their next game and it should give Dele a chance to get back to full sharpness, where the fans will be desperate for him to star on Merseyside.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Dele here:
That Dele pass though.
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) March 9, 2019
Dele's pass is pic.twitter.com/5Gjd5X78mb
— Muhammad Adi Nugroho (@madin162) March 9, 2019
@dele_official you’re world class mate x
— Hotspur Army (@HotspurArmy) March 9, 2019
Shows how good Dele is. 😀
— 飯田 (@17th_of_october) March 9, 2019
That‘s why i Missed dele. What a pass
— Leon Gniesewitz (@leon_gniesewitz) March 9, 2019
I MISSED THE DELE KANE DUO SO MUCH! GET IN #COYS
— Victor Ramirez (@goldtm87) March 9, 2019
DELE and harry ohhh soooo gooodddd
— Eyjolfur Andri (@EyjolfueAB) 9 March 2019
Deserved that and made by dele who has not only been excellent, he's allowed Erikson to play in a better role. Could be 3 up easy #COYS
— Bill Russell Ginn (@19Bill84) March 9, 2019
A gift from Dele!!!!!
— KANEY (@hags0106) March 9, 2019
The Lilywhites couldn’t be happier to have Dele Alli back and will hope he can continue starring when Spurs return to action at the end of the month.
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