No player’s form has followed the ups and downs of Tottenham’s season quite like Dele Alli’s. The key man in José Mourinho initially turning Tottenham’s season around after a poor start to 2019/20 under Mauricio Pochettino, Alli became the figurehead of Spurs’ renaissance following their change in manager in November 2019. His form dipped, however, as Spurs struggled through February and March
The breathtaking rate at which Alli scored and created goals in his early days at Spurs set the standard against which he is often judged, so when his goals dry up, he is often perceived to be playing badly. However, despite injury problems and doubts in some quarters about his consistency, Alli had retained the faith of his managers at both club and international level until the intense competition for selection for England contributed to him more recently being dropped from Gareth Southgate’s squad.