Does Tottenham now have their very own Mesut Ozil?
Bruce Grove3 hours ago
I have to admit that I have enjoyed watching the Mesut Ozil saga over at Arsenal, many a laugh at their expense I have enjoyed, however, I suspect that it will now be Tottenham that is being laughed at and the reason is simple, Dele Alli.
The parallels between those two players are very similar, apart from the salary, though Alli is not exactly being paid peanuts to sit around twiddling his thumbs.
Two players that have or had undoubted talent that could swing a game with the most subtle of touches, both visionaries and both box office among many other attributes.https://927cd299af4b71560858b444953c24bc.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0
But the similarities are not all positives, they both share many negatives.
Not prepared to put the hard work in, ego’s out of control, undermining the club at every opportunity via their social media accounts, both in the press for their off-field antics as much as on it, not accepting that it is they that are the problem and so on.
But it is not all doom and gloom, there is still room for Alli to turn things around if he decides that is what he wants to do, unlike Ozil who was all about the money and publicity.
A split is emerging at Tottenham now, just as it did with Ozil at Arsenal. You have pundits and former managers jumping in with Alli should be selected and some of the fans, as is evidenced on here in certain comments, are calling for the same.
I am certainly not in that camp, this is all on Alli and his attitude, he clearly has the talent and is still young and it should not be down to just Mourinho to sort this out, Alli must play his part.https://927cd299af4b71560858b444953c24bc.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0
Tanguy Ndombele has proven that you can change Mourinho’s opinion and there is no reason why Alli cannot.
Alli is now the Tottenham Ozil, splitting the fans and using social media to further his agenda, the club does not need that and neither does Mourinho.
Alli has the next six months to show us all that he can and should be a first-team regular if he does not, I doubt even Daniel Levy will want to keep beyond the summer.
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