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Crooks Issues Alli Warning

Crooks Issues Alli Warning

Former Tottenham star Garth Crooks has warned Dele Alli he better be careful or he could lose his place to Erik Lamela.

Lamela extended his scoring run to seven in nine games for Tottenham, as the Argentine found the back of the net in the 1-0 victory against rivals West Ham on Saturday.

Former Spurs forward Crooks has been impressed with the recent form of Lamela and believes England international Alli is running the risk of finding himself out of the starting line-up.

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Crooks wrote in his BBC article: “This is a player with extraordinary ability. We’ve seen flashes of it before and who can forget his rabona against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League? Erik Lamela seems back to the player he was before he had his long lay-off with injury.

“He dominated proceedings against West Ham and his efforts deserved to be rewarded with the winning goal. Dele Alli had better be careful – Lamela is very capable of taking his place.”

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