Dele Alli was warned by Jamie O’Hara not to make the same mistakes he made and told the Tottenham star to change his lifestyle.
Alli has had a frustrating time at Spurs lately, with his most recent Premier League start coming in the loss to Arsenal last month.
He only made six appearances in the Premier League and was once again sidelined by another Tottenham manager.
Former Spurs star O’Hara has said he has been through a similar time as Alli and the 25-year-old should make changes before it is too late.
“I’m not Dele Alli, I’m not in his head, I can only let go of the experiences I had when the chips fell and were not going well,” O’Hara told the Sports Bar .
“The biggest problem I had as a player was that I felt comfortable with my surroundings, basically I got rich, went to good restaurants and had a great vacation.
“I looked away from the prize, from what got me to the top, and it was hard work, dedication, miles, effort, to be the first to train and to be the last to come out . That’s what made me a football player.
“Dele Alli used to have that. I don’t think looking at his lifestyle right now he’s got it anymore. That’s what happened and everyone got together. caught up.
Alli played 262 games in his six years at Spurs, but struggled to regain the best form he showed shortly after his transfer from MK Dons.
He scored 18 Premier League goals in the 2016/17 season but can barely make his way into the squad.
Former West Ham and Man City winger Trevor Sinclair has said Alli needs a transfer to start his career.
“I’m a huge fan of Dele Alli,” Sinclair told talkSPORT. “I remember last year when he said he was giving up on these trade deals and wanted to focus on his football, put his head down and be back to being the Dele Alli we all loved and enjoyed watching.
“It’s not quite materialized and it’s gone through several different managers. You can’t point your finger and say it’s the manager.
“There is only one common denominator, it has to be the footballer.”
Sinclair continued, “I think he (Alli) needs to move. I wouldn’t say he would be worth a lot of money, maybe £ 20million or £ 30million because he hasn’t done it for so long.
“He obviously won the Spurs fan base when he started out at club football and I think he’s just a little flawed.
“When you go to another club, you have to earn that right again. It’s that fear of failure, of wanting to be a winner.
Jesse Lingard is another player in a similar position to Alli as he struggles to find playing time at Manchester United.
He was brilliant on loan at West Ham for the second half of last season, but chose to stay at Old Trafford to fight for a place in the squad this season.
The 28-year-old may regret the move as he has been limited to just four replacement Premier League appearances this campaign, totaling 55 minutes, but has two goals.
Despite United’s struggles in the last few games, he doesn’t seem to be able to play for long on the pitch.
Arsenal legend Ray Parlor believes the two need a move with Newcastle touted as a possible destination.
He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “For Newcastle it’s about standing this season and building next season.
“You don’t buy both, you buy one maybe because they will net you goals.
“If you put them in the right position and in the right areas they will score goals, they both have proven that. Look at Lingard when he went to West Ham.
“I’m sure if Lingard were available Newcastle would probably give them more money than West Ham.
“I’m sure West Ham would be for Lingard. He has proven he can do it and has a place in West Ham. I’m sure they would be involved in trying to get it back.
“Dele, it’s really frustrating for Spurs fans. I’m sure every Spurs fan saw him when he was in his best form and he was flying thinking ‘what happened to him’.
“Sometimes it’s amazing how you can lose your shape so quickly.”
On Alli, Parlor continued, “This is one of those situations where you scratch your head. You go back to when he really flew and he was fantastic.
“I remember the game at Selhurst Park where he got his chest and bosh, right in the bottom corner.
“He’s a very talented player and we talk about the January windows quite often now, it’s spinning and there will be a lot of action.
“Dele could be one of those guys who maybe move on and get his career back on track. He should be in his prime now at 25.