Dean Windass has been impressed with Dele Alli’s early season form – describing him as almost like a new signing for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Alli made just seven Premier League starts in the whole of last season following his ongoing rift with former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.
His loss of form and lack of opportunities led to him failing to score in the league for the first time as a Tottenham player – with his three goals all coming in the Europa League.
However, the £27m-rated 25-year-old has got his mojo back under Santo, and after his hard-working display against Manchester City in which he covered the most distance (11.06km), Alli scored the winner against Wolves on Sunday from the penalty spot to continue Spurs’ perfect start to the campaign.
Alli has been playing in a slightly deeper central midfield role compared to previous seasons, and Windass has been thrilled with his all round demeanour.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“I’ve been very impressed with his attitude, it’s unbelievable. I said that he would have been punching the air when Jose left.
“Footballers only love the managers when they’re playing. Out of possession, he works his socks off and he’s like a new signing for Nuno.”