In what was a roller-coaster season for Tottenham, Dele Alli in particular had a very inconsistent campaign for the north London side.
The England international struggled with injuries early on, before finding a bit of form from October to December – in the space of 11 Premier League games, he scored six goals and provided three assists.
But following the turn of the year, he found the back of the net just three times in the top-flight, with a muscular problem disrupting his playing time after the Premier League’s restart.
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With the new campaign set to begin in next month, Alli in particular is looking sharp in pre-season, and he proved that to be the case with an impressive performance against Reading on Friday afternoon.
The 24-year-old got himself on the score-sheet with a delightful lob over the goalkeeper as Spurs ran out comfortable 4-1 winners, with fans of the north London side taking to Twitter after the game to share their reactions to the midfielder’s performance.
Dele’s been fantastic
— Rickles (@burks_eric) August 28, 2020
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) August 28, 2020
He’s looked sharp so far in preseason, granted its against inferior opposition but that plus his early form under Mourinho shows me there’s a player there to be unlocked
Hoping we see the best of Dele this season hes so good when on form. https://t.co/p17rdMoLSM
— Joe (@JoeGTHFC) August 29, 2020
He’s been class in preseason let’s see if he can carry it on tho
— Koray (@KorayTHFC) August 28, 2020
Some Spurs fans claimed Alli looked like he was back to his “old self”, with one supporter even insisting that a full season under Jose Mourinho could see him become “unplayable”.
He’s looked much like his old self these last 2 games, granted against much inferior opposition but if he can carry it on into the season and avoid injuries we could have our Dele back
— Joel Clements (@joelclements) August 28, 2020
Dele. Dare I say, is back
I’m telling you. Give him a full season under José, he’ll be unplayable.
— Paxton Lower (@PaxtonRoadLower) August 28, 2020
Got his mojo back.
— Just Tottenham News (@JustTottenham) August 28, 2020
Make no mistake about it, if Spurs can get a fully fit and firing Alli for the entirety of the upcoming campaign, they could really make a push for the top four.
The attacking midfielder offers something completely different to the rest of Mourinho’s options in that central area, being able to break into the box with his perfectly timed runs and cute finishes.
Much of Spurs’ hopes of a successful season rests on his shoulders.
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