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Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken about Dele Alli’s situation at the club, while comparing the midfielder to Brazilian great Ronaldinho. Alli was an essential part of Pochettino’s club. However, he has seen his opportunities at Spurs decrease significantly since Jose Mourinho took the reigns at the club, sparking suggestions of an exit.
The 24-year-old has made just two Premier League appearances so far this season. Alli has not played in the league since the last international break.
“I don’t want to talk about the situation, as it’s disrespectful. It’s not anymore my responsibility, and of course, you need to respect that,” he told Sky Sports. “Dele was an amazing player for us when he arrived from MK Dons. The hunger and energy he had, it was amazing how he played, he was an amazing talent.
“He’s still young, but we enjoyed it a lot together. I hope everything is going well for everyone (at Spurs), but my feelings are all the best for him and all of the players. I don’t want to talk too much, but when he came to Tottenham, with this (celebrations). My kid loved him like he was Ronaldinho. Kids feel the charisma, the energy, and Dele Alli had the same that kids love and follow. Of course, they’re different players.”