Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a point in the English Premier League on Sunday, drawing away to Southampton at St Mary’s.
Mauricio Pochettino’s were well below their sparkling best, failing to replicate the kind performance that saw them thump Everton 4-0 last weekend.
Harry Kane was again, predictably, the goal hero on the afternoon, equalising just minutes after defender Davinson Sanchez diverted the ball into his own net for Saints’ opener.
Fans were left massively frustrated with the 90 minutes and particular criticism for attack-minded players such as Dele Alli, who failed to provide the kind of service that Kane thrives on.
Alli has scored 9 goals and provided 11 assists this season but some supporters feel like those numbers are masking a generally poor season and are losing patience with his inconsistency.
If Spurs are to finish in the top four then they’ll need him to hit top form in the second half of the season.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his contribution…
Dele Alli moans and throws his hands in the air whenever Son doesn't pass or has a poor touch. Wonder why no one returns the favour. 🤔 #thfc
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) January 21, 2018
— Luke Hurst (@lukekhurst) January 21, 2018
One of the worst Tottenham performances under Pochettino. Dele Alli has gone so far backwards (or straight into the oncoming defender) it's remarkable #thfc
— Jonny Blain (@jonoblain) January 21, 2018
You can normally predict by Dele Alli’s first involvement in a game if he’s going to unplayable or God awful. He never has an average game. How he stayed on ahead of Son today is beyond me? #THFC
— Stephen Graham (@StevieG_81) January 21, 2018
— James (@Jimmmmy84) January 21, 2018
Oh and YET AGAIN Alli has underperformed. His apparent apathy has probably been the biggest disappointment of our season. #THFC
— Lou Thomas (@London_Lou) January 21, 2018
Has Alli ever played worse?
— Hindu Monkey (@HinduMonkey) January 21, 2018
Dele Alli standard performance today, that’s how he’s played all season, his assists and goals overshadow the fact that he’s not having a good run of form. Very overrated of late.
— Gary Lumley (@Lummers89) January 21, 2018
Seriously how many times does Dele Alli want to give the ball away in that final third?! Bloody infuriating! #THFC
— Nathan Wicks (@nathwicks85) January 21, 2018