Former Arsenal striker Lianne Sanderson admitted she was “really impressed” by Dele Alli after her promising performance against MK Dons in a preseason friendly.
Alli has had a mixed spell lately with Tottenham and is hopeful that new manager Nuno Espirito Santo can relaunch his career.
The 25-year-old has caught the attention of Sanderson, who believes Nuno could be the perfect manager to get his career back on track.
“I was really impressed with Dele Alli, he was really, really good and it was really good to see him play with some confidence,” the England international told talkSPORT 50 times.
“I think Nuno is going to be huge there for someone like Dele Alli getting a fresh start, but he looked sharp. People can say it’s the only preseason and it’s only against MK Dons, but he had a really good game.
Since making his debut for Spurs in a 1-0 loss to Manchester United in 2015, Alli has seen his career rise to the top and then crumble.
Ten goals and nine assists in 33 Premier League appearances have earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year award in his first top campaign.
He went on to win the award for a second consecutive season the following year.
His progress under former Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino continued in 2017/18, but since then his career has unfortunately slowed down.
A string of thigh and hamstring injuries in 2018/19 saw him make just 25 league appearances, scoring just five goals and adding three assists.
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From that moment on, he was never able to regain his old form.
For a brief period during Jose Mourinho’s first weeks at the club, Alli looked like his old self before suffering another injury.
Last season was without a doubt his worst as he only played 15 times in the league and contributed only one assist.
With former Wolves manager Nuno at the helm, supporters and England manager Gareth Southgate are hopeful this season could see the return of former Alli.