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Ever since his first full year in CM, I was weary of his progression. Stressed for years that he has to make the move back to save his career because there will be very few leagues that will want a slow, technically devoid player in their CM positions. I thought he was captain material at one point.Can't really defend any of his performances this season.
It's all well and good being versatile but when you're not performing well in any of them, is there much point? Especially when he doesn't even come under the HG quota either.
He either needs to tell Pochettino that he wants to be a central defender and go from there or he needs to leave the club for the good of his career, in my honest opinion.
Big summer for him really. Because we will strengthen our central midfield which puts him further and further down the pecking order. Alderweireld leaving MIGHT be good news for him because it could mean he becomes fourth choice centre half.
We'll see, I guess.
Best game he has had in two plus years was the Real game I believe; when Toby went down with that extensive hammy injury. He dropped back and had a blinder of a game as a CB. His best season he played as a drop 3? I don't know what you would call it, but his second season when he dropped back to CB from the CM position and Dembele ran the middle. It formed that back three and he played on the right side of the 3. I think that might have been the year we had our best defensive record.I remember him being a colossus afew times in the centre of a back 3, I hope that's where he puts his energy into with Toby probably leaving
Totally agree on both Dier and Alli.In midfield Dembele made Dier look good
I know he has been injured but I feel he has been poor for a couple of years now
Both Dier and Dele have gone off the boil imo, just haven't kicked on like they should have. It can happen with young players but next season both need to improve big time
Not sure I agree.Totally agree on both Dier and Alli.
Sadly, I think it's a case of both believing their hype and focusing more efforts on their 'brand' and social image than their game. Alli especially had the world at his feet. Yes, he's been injured, but he seems to have lost so much of what made him one of the most exciting players in Europe. Dier is a lost cause but I do have some hope that after a proper pre-season (hopefully injury free), and being played behind the striker, Alli will recapture his form and ability.