Antonio Conte insists Dele Alli will have a chance to prove himself at Tottenham after being an unused substitute in the Italian manager’s first game in charge against Vitesse.
- Antonio Conte insists that Dele Alli will have the opportunity to prove his worth at Spurs
- The midfielder fell from grace with José Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo
- Alli was an unused substitute in Conte’s first game in charge of Tottenham
Antonio Conte insists that Dele Alli will have the opportunity to prove himself at Tottenham.
The Spurs midfielder has gone through a nightmare period in his career after falling out of favor with former bosses José Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.
Alli was an unused substitute in Conte’s first game in charge of the Europa Conference League win over Vitesse, raising concerns that his troubles will continue under the new boss.
Antonio Conte insists that Dele Alli will have the opportunity to prove his worth at Tottenham
However, ahead of his first Premier League game in charge of Tottenham against Everton on Sunday, Conte is convinced that Alli will have his chance if he fights to win it.
“Dele is a player who has great potential,” Conte said. Physically he is strong and very good.
I am sure that I will give you the opportunity to show your talent.
“At the same time, when I choose the starting 11, it’s because I think this starting 11 can help the team win. And also when I make changes during the game. ‘
Alli was an unused substitute in Conte’s opener in charge of the Europa Conference League win over Vitesse, but the Italian insisted he could prove himself in training.
Conte knows very well how talented Alli can be. Alli was just 20 years old in January 2017 when he scored both goals in Tottenham’s 2-0 win against Conte’s Chelsea.
Conte also recalls ending a 13-game winning streak in the league.
Alli was on his way to becoming the youngest English midfielder in 50 Premier League goals at just 23 years old.
Now he is 25 years old and has everything to prove again.
“I remember very well when we played Tottenham in the past, especially a game where we lost after 13 wins in a row against Tottenham,” Conte said. Dele dialed twice. But this is the past. Now there is a present. ‘
It is not only Alli who must prove his worth. Conte is an intense coach. It demands maximum effort in training and games. He expects his players to give him their all.
The midfielder fell out of favor with former Tottenham manager José Mourinho (left)
He also struggled to get to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side before being fired.
“I am open to all Tottenham players,” Conte said. “The most important thing is that they show me that they deserve to have the opportunity to play. The door is open for all players.
‘My first thought is to try to give them the best situation to show their talent. And then they have to show me. I must be sure that you will pay [me] When I give you a chance
‘Each and every Tottenham player. Now we start from scratch. There is a new coach. I say to the players, to each and every player: show me that you deserve to play from the beginning and I will give you the opportunity to do so. ‘