Martin Keown believes Dele Alli must be sturdy mentally on daily basis to show ‘bully’ Jose Mourinho flawed sooner or later.
Alli has been largely frozen out at Tottenham by Mourinho and rumours a doable exit proceed to persist.
The 24-year-old has performed simply 75 minutes within the Premier League this season, with no objectives or assists to indicate for his efforts.
Alli was an integral member of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad – and will reunite together with his former boss this month.
Former Arsenal defender Keown stated the midfielder must have that sturdy mentality to get by this robust interval.
He instructed talkSPORT: “Dele Alli is in a really troublesome scenario, however on daily basis he is available in he needs to be sturdy mentally and has to indicate Mourinho that ‘I’m going to have the ability to get by this and after I get by this I’m going to be stronger for it’.
“There shall be someday, whether or not it’s at this membership or some other place, the place ‘I’ll show to you that you simply had been flawed and I’m going to like each minute of it proving you flawed’.
“That’s what he has to do however he’s on an island. He has to sit down on that island and be self-supportive.
‘It isn’t straightforward when you’re getting dragged off if you assume you’ve made the distinction in a recreation, you might be getting blamed for all the pieces and Mourinho needs to try this.
“It’s bullying however it reveals the remainder of the group that should you step out of line look how massive Dele Alli was and I’ve reduce him down. It is going to be the identical for you.”
It wouldn’t be the primary time that Mourinho has made an instance out of a participant, one thing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink stated occurred to him at Chelsea.
Keown additionally thinks that the explanation for Alli’s lack of recreation time is that he doesn’t match into Mourinho’s techniques, however doesn’t consider a transfer away will occur in January.
The midfielder had been linked with a doable reunion with Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.
Keown stated: “[Tanguy] Ndombele performs in a job however you possibly can’t consider the quantity of labor that Ndombele does out of possession and I believe that’s an issue for Dele Alli.
“Mourinho thinks he can’t do this job. Sure, when he has the ball that’s a distinct matter and he may be equally nearly as good as Ndombele.
“He’s underrated Ndombele with what he does. He sits on the deep-lying midfielder participant of the opposition, he stops them working and the quantity of labor he will get by is integral to Mourinho’s techniques that he likes to make use of.
“He (Alli) doesn’t go well with the techniques of Mourinho. Ultimately it can come to move on the finish of the season.
“He doesn’t need to make anybody else higher does Mourinho. He’ll maintain the group till the tip of the season after which may have a chance to promote him for giant cash and produce somebody in who he thinks will do a greater job.”