Dele Alli told what he must do to save Tottenham career under Jose Mourinho

Dele Alli has been urged to adapt his game to save his Tottenham career under Jose Mourinho.

That's the message from Glenn Hoddle, who knows all about life as Tottenham's creative hub after 490 games for the club in a Spurs career spanning twelve years.

Hoddle is a big fan of Dele Alli and insists he's not lost his way at Spurs.

But with the arrival of club icon Gareth Bale, Alli is facing a crossroads moment with Hoddle accepting there are still significant flaws in the England star's all-round game.

“We forget how young he still is. He’s 24 but we think because he’s been around so much that he’s 27 or 28 and in the peak of his career but he’s not, he’s still learning.

“He’s not lost his way, every player goes through this but the way Spurs are looking to play at the moment doesn’t quite suit him" says BT pundit Hoddle.

“When Mauricio Pochettino had the team, they had possession, pressed high up the pitch, got crosses in and possession in wide areas so Dele could time his runs into the box.

“Playing on the counter, you haven’t got a chance to time it, you have to go from a deep position. I’m not sure that suits him.

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“He and Jose have to talk about it and he needs to adjust his game. He struggles to retain the ball enough but he is one of the best midfield attacking players you will ever see.

“He will have to keep the ball better, play simple and look to break quickly. Downing tools or moving on would be a cop out.

“Don’t down tools, pick up your tools and add to them. Become a better player in a different way and I think that’s what he will do.

“The manager picks the teams and the way you are going to play. You have to adjust and I think he is capable of that.

“He has got to tell himself “I am a goal machine” and get in the box and he will score goals. He’s proved that when he was younger.”

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