Is It Time For Tottenham Hotspur To Ruffle Dele`s Feathers?
Time to ruffle Dele`s feathers?
*Puts on tin hat*
I`m going to suggest something now that might just cause a great deal of anger or, hopefully, it`ll generate a sense of agreement in your minds.
Perhaps that`s wishful thinking.
However, having taken time to mull this over I reckon it seriously could be time that we drop Dele Alli for a spell. Hear me out.
First, a disclaimer. I love the young midfielder and think he`s potentially one of the best talents this country has seen in terms of a goal-scoring player from deep since the likes of Lampard at Chelsea.
He`s still got a way to go, though, and that has been proven with a below par campaign and him grabbing the headlines for rash challenges and diving.
Clearly, this is more third-season syndrome than that associated with the second year at a club and I`m more than sure we`ll see him get back to his best sooner rather than later.
To speed the process up, though, I think it`d be worth leaving him out and going with an attacking midfield trio of Eriksen, Lamela and Son.
Though Christian operates on the left more often than not, now might be the right time to play him more centrally because he`s definitely good enough - especially in the form he is in.
Then, on one wing, we`ve Erik, who Poch clearly loves, and with him having a busy time against Rochdale his confidence must be through the roof.
And, on the other flank, there`s everyone`s favourite South Korean who I think has been an absolute star this year.
In that three, we`ve got bundles of confidence, talent and, most crucially, form and so it wouldn`t even be a risk to take Alli out for a bit.
Then, when he`s freshened up, we`ll be able to bring him back in to the side for the final important weeks of the campaign.
It`s really not that bad an idea if I do say so myself!
Agree with me? Let me know in the poll!
Do I need to go into hiding now?!