Alex Iwobi lifts the lid on Dele Alli's failed Everton career
Alex Iwobi lifts the lid on Dele Alli’s failed Everton career as the Toffees midfielder explains that Frank Lampard ‘couldn’t TRUST’ the former England and Spurs star because of his attitude in training
- Alex Iwobi has revealed issues that Dele Alli had to cope with at Everton
- Alli is still contracted to the club but looks likely to leave at the end of the season
- Iwobi expressed concern over Alli’s attitude to training when he joined Everton
Alex Iwobi has highlighted some of the reasons behind Dele Alli’s failed Everton career, revealing that the out-of-favour Toffees star couldn’t be trusted by the club’s coaching staff.
Alli is currently recovering from surgery on an existing operation after seeing his loan move to Besiktas end in tatters and the playmaker return to England amid controversy.
In April, the former England international was spotted with friends, surrounded by laughing gas canisters, also known as ‘hippy crack’, despite not being fit to play matches.
Now, Everton midfielder Iwobi has explained the reasons why Alli’s career at Merseyside failed to take-off after he was brought to the club by Frank Lampard in 2022.
‘With him (Alli), he will say it himself, he isn’t a training player. Unless it’s a match in training and then you see Dele perform,’ Iwobi told FilthyFellas.
Dele Alli has made just 13 appearances since joining Everton from Tottenham in 2022
Current Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi (right) has lifted the lid on Alli’s struggles at the club
‘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 (Lampard) couldn’t really put his trust in him. We all know Dele could have performed,’ added Iwobi.
The 27-year-old’s contract at Goodison Park doesn’t expire until 2024, however, Alli could be moved on permanently in the summer with current boss Sean Dyche set to decide on upcoming transfers.
Everton’s transfer plans will likely hinge on their Premier League status with the prospect of relegation a realistic possibility heading into the final game of the season.
Iwobi (pictured) has opened up on some of the issues that Alli faced after arriving at Everton
Alli apparently struggled to adjust to the demands of training drills upon moving to Everton
Iwobi revealed that Alli (right) couldn’t be trusted in matches by former Toffees boss Frank Lampard (left)
Alli has made just 13 appearances for Everton since moving from Tottenham, failing to score or register an assist before being shipped out on a temporary deal to Turkey last summer.
His contract could be terminated if the club feel the prospect of salvaging a transfer fee isn’t viable, with Dyche explaining a decision is set to be made on the player’s future.
Alli initially joined Everton on a free transfer, but they must pay Spurs £10 million if he makes 20 appearances.
Everton will take on Bournemouth at Goodison Park in their final game of the season on Sunday.
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