Delle Alli insists that the recently concluded season was a great learning curve from him as the playmaker faced disappointment with club and country.
England international, Delle Alli was left extremely disappointed following Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final. Spurs worked really hard to reach the final and the defeat left a bitter taste in the mouth of Delle Alli and co.
Six days later, England lost to Netherlands in the semi final of the Nations League. Clearly, that was much to take for the player. Nonetheless, Dell Alli says that the experience is going to make him a stronger individual.
Alli’s performances have also been criticized by supporters and pundits but the midfielder says that statistics never tell the full story.
As reported by the Mirror, Alli feels that he has improved in many areas of his game.
“I haven’t scored as many goals or got as many assists, but I have improved other parts of my game – defensively, in possession, not just getting on the end of things and finishing chances.
“So next season, hopefully, it will all come together and I’ll get the goals, assists, and keep the other parts of my game in the build-up play.
“It’s been the first season I’ve had muscle injuries, but overall, it’s been another great season to learn from.”
Delli Alli has been with Tottenham for four years since he signed from Milton Keynes Don. The player has gone on to become a huge star for the Spurs and has also been capped 37 times by England.
However, the Englishman really needs to find more consistency for club and country. Tottenham are going to be looking for competition in the squad. Meanwhile Gareth Southgate is going to look at a growing pool of talented players. This means that Delle Alli will have to start next season strongly.