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Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino says Alli needs to ‘go down to come back up’

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that he and the rest of the coaches are helping Dele Alli get back to his best.

The 21-year-old has experienced a dramatic change in his career over the past few years.

Since moving to the North London club from MK Dons, the midfielder went from League One to becoming a regular starter in the Premier League.

Alli has also transformed into an established England international and is expected to be on the plane for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The midfielder was integral in Spurs finishing second in the top flight last season, but he has struggled to recreate that form in the 2017-18 campaign.

Alli’s attitude has been called into question again after he escaped a red card during last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

The midfielder failed to make an impact, and the biggest talking point involving the young player was when he caught Kevin De Bruyne’s ankle in a dangerous challenge.

Pochettino is not worried about Alli’s dip in form, though, and vows to help his player get back to top form.

Sky Sports quotes the manager as saying:

“His success in two and a half years is massive, a fantastic achievement. It’s not that he isn’t doing good – the problem is that in the past he was amazing. Sometimes to be consistent, a player needs to go down to come back up. The most important thing now is support from the club and the coaching staff, to trust and help him reach the same levels as before.”

Article title: Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino says Alli needs to ‘go down to come back up’

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