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Dele Alli gives honest assessment of the just concluded season

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Dele Alli spent much of the season frozen out by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham and admitted on how much he struggled during the campaign.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli insists he is ‘more determined than ever’ to come back stronger after enduring the ‘most difficult’ season of his career.

The 25-year-old spent much of the campaign frozen out by Jose Mourinho before coming back into the fold under temporary boss Ryan Mason once the Portuguese had been sacked.

Alli played just 15 times in the Premier League in 2020-21, and after seeing little game time under Mourinho, was keen to leave the club in January.

Former boss Mauricio Pochettino wanted to rescue Alli in the winter transfer window and sign him on loan for Paris St Germain, only for Spurs to refuse to sanction the move.

Now with a call for England’s European Championship squad highly unlikely, Alli is committed to using his summer off wisely.

He posted on Instagram: “It goes without saying this season has been the most difficult in my career so far.”

“There have been some incredibly low moments and tough challenges I’ve had to face but I’m grateful to always have the opportunity to do what I love.”

“This season has taught me I can’t take anything for granted and I’m more determined than ever to come back fitter and stronger”

“Thanks to the fans for the great support as always and look forward to seeing you all back in the stadiums next season.”

It remains to be seen whether Alli would remain at the club next season but his comments hint at the fact that he seems content with where he is at the moment.