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Dele Alli returns to Tottenham XI in Antwerp

Dele Alli returns to Tottenham XI in Antwerp
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Dele Alli returns to Tottenham XI in Antwerp

Dele Alli returns to Tottenham XI in Antwerp

Dele Alli was recalled to the Tottenham beginning line-up for the primary time in additional than a month as they visited Royal Antwerp on Thursday.

Jose Mourinho named the England midfielder alongside Gareth Bale in his XI for the Europa League group-stage conflict in Belgium.

Alli was substituted at half-time on the opening day of the Premier League season – a 1-0 defeat to Everton – and has not began a home match since, showing solely off the bench in a 6-1 win at Manchester United and in any other case failing to make the matchday squad.

The 24-year-old’s solely different begin in 2020-21 lasted simply an hour towards Shkendija in Europa League qualifying on September 24, making means for Harry Kane, who later scored, with Spurs drawing 1-1. He netted towards Maccabi Haifa in one in every of two European substitute appearances thus far.

With Alli’s Tottenham future seemingly unsure previous to the Shkendija recreation, Mourinho mentioned the participant would keep on the membership however needed to personal “99 per cent of the duty” to enhance.

Alli had two photographs – one on track, one blocked – and created a single probability in North Macedonia however accomplished simply 71 per cent of his passes, gained solely 16.7 per cent of his duels and didn’t register a deal with, clearance or interception.

In 45 minutes towards Everton, Alli had seen his solely shot saved and once more created one probability. His passing accuracy was 76.5 per cent and he gained 50 per cent of his duels, dropping his solely try at a deal with.


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