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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has admitted playing without a player like Christian Eriksen makes his job harder.
Eriksen left the Spurs for Inter Milan during the January transfer window as he had no desire to sign a new contract with the club, after being heavily criticised for his performances.
Meanwhile, Alli didn’t enjoy his best form this term, often playing out of his position. He had to play up-front, with the club’s key players Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane injured.
And Alli has admitted Eriksen’s absence affected his productiveness.
He said: “I’ve played in all three of the positions throughout my career, I have played six, eight and as a 10. I love playing as a 10, as I love scoring and assisting. But it’s not the same, with the runs I make if you don’t have a player like an Eriksen and the other players we have at Tottenham, that can see that run and can play the pass and it’s difficult.”