Former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce has given Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli some food for thought.
In his Paddy Power column, the 62-year-old, who was England manager for just 67 days last year, spoke of the current treatment of Wayne Rooney.
The forward has faced plenty of criticism over the past few years for a major drop in form.
Last season, the retired England international fell down the pecking order at Manchester United under manager Jose Mourinho and as a result ended up calling time on his 13-year career at Old Trafford.
Rooney was re-signed by his boyhood club Everton and this season has scored three goals in nine appearances in all competitions.
Allardyce believes that the treatment of the forward happens all too often to homegrown stars, and he has warned Kane and Alli that their time will come.
At the moment, Kane can do no wrong given that he has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Spurs already this season.
Alli, on the other hand, has faced some negativity due to his recent lack of form.
For Paddy Power, Allardyce wrote:
“It’s an epidemic in our country that we unfortunately turn against these great talents. At the moment, Kane and Alli get a lot of praise, but as soon as their form drops, people will turn against them.”