Everton player Dele Alli has opened up about his recent struggles after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.
Dele Alli was one of the most promising young footballers in the world. In 2015-16 and 2016-17, he won the PFA Young Player of the Year twice and contributed to Tottenham’s two successful Premier League title challenges. With 19 goal involvements in 15/16 and 27 in 16/17, he was a phenomenon. The next year, before things slowed down in 2018–19, he even managed to participate in 20 goals.
Things started going wrong for the England international after the sacking of current Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino. Jose Mourinho, during the famous documentary, even warned him that if he did not change his habits, he would end up regretting them. Not even Conte could save him, and he was eventually sold to Everton, where he spent a little time. He was then sent out on loan to Besikitas, where he endured a difficult spell before finally returning to Everton.
He has, for the first time in almost three years, opened up about his recent struggles. Speaking to Gary Neville Overlap, Dele Alli has opened up about his struggles throughout his journey. “I was waking up every day and was winning the fight, going into training, smiling, showing I was happy… but inside I was definitely losing the battle, and it was definitely time to change it by going to rehab. I got addicted to sleeping tablets, and it’s probably a problem that not only I have. I think it’s something that’s going around more than people realise in football,” He said.
He has received a lot of love from the football world, and even last month, Mauriccio Pochettino said he would contact him to try to help him get back to playing football. We wish him the best in his recovery journey.