Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has opened up on how Dele Alli has fallen from grace.
Iwobi claims the Everton-owned forward has lost the trust of his coaches.
The talented playmaker has 37 England caps and close to 200 Premier League appearances to his name, but he has lost a spark over recent years and has struggled to make an impact while on loan at Besiktas in the 2022-23 campaign. Everton allowed Dele to head for Turkey last summer, as they lost faith in him, with Iwobi spending time working alongside the enigmatic 27-year-old at Goodison Park.
Nigeria international Iwobi has told FilthyFellas of why Dele’s application in training could be considered responsible for the selection issues that have been holding him back: “With him, he will say it himself, he isn’t a training player.
“Unless it’s a match in training and then you see Dele perform. When it comes to training matches, he is a joke.
“When it comes to drills – he tries, but because he’s slow with it. When it comes to games, he will score and assist or something. It was hard for him to play.
“If you’re not just doing it in training, and at the time, the manager needed reliable players. He couldn’t really put his trust in him. We all know Dele could have performed.”