Further doubt has been cast on Dele Alli’s future as the Tottenham star has been excluded from his Carabao Cup squad.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has suggested he’ll take a solid squad for the Burnley clash, live on talkSPORT 2.
Speaking on Tuesday, when asked if he would take his Premier League side to Burnley, Spurs boss Nuno replied: “Basically yes.
“But we have players we need, players who work hard, maybe in the hope that they will have more minutes, in the hope that they deserve more minutes.
“It will be a tough game as we hoped because Burnley are a good team but it’s a good chance for us to improve, knowing the Carabao Cup is an important competition for us. We have to go game by game and then this match is a final. ”
However, the Daily Mail reports that there is no room for Alli, who has been fighting for form since 2019, despite becoming one of the best midfielders in the country when he barged in on performing during his first season at the club in 2015.
His incredible start to life in north London saw him become a key player for England at Euro 2016 and the World Cup in 2018.
Jose Mourinho later revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson advised him to sign Alli at Manchester United.
That decision never happened, but the Portuguese will later coach Alli when he becomes Spurs boss, although he ultimately couldn’t bring the 25-year-old back to his best.
Of Alli’s situation, Danny Mills told talkSPORT: “I think he’s at his best in that Frank Lampard position, coming in late from midfield, running into the box, eights or ten behind the striker – a bit of a free role.
“He was sensational at MK Dons. He entered the Tottenham squad very, very young. and for three or four seasons he was absolutely on fire – not just at Tottenham but also internationally, but for some reason he lost his mind.
“The talent is there. I don’t know if he’s struggling to find his love for the game or his mojo, but he’s an incredibly talented player. He can set foot inside, he can shop in the box, he has a great capacity.
“But what are we looking at now?” Three or four managers have not really managed to find this form. I’m not sure what’s wrong.