Dele Alli contributes more to Spurs than people realise
|Dele Alli contribution often goes unnoticed|
Mauricio Pochettino calls Dele Alli the best 21-year-old player in the world and yet a ill-informed section of Spurs fans who don't see him scoring every week or don't see a pass come off suggest he isn't playing well.
"Tell me one better than him, a 21-year-old, with all that he achieves. Tell me one. Now. A current player. Maybe you can find similar, but better than him?"
2017/18 10 goals 16 assists (one every 122 mins)
2016/17 22 goals 13 assists (115 mins)
2015/16 10 goals 11 assists (153 mins)
You have to look at the whole contribution a player makes.Can they play better, of course they can, every player can play better no matter how well they are playing.
If you look at the statistics that show a contribution he has made to a goal per minute of playing time, you can see he isn't far off last season at all, then he was a superstar.
122 minutes as opposed to 115 minutes.
It does rather show that fans forget, or don't notice his assists, equally as important as goals. It doesn't matter who scores, just as long as someone does and he has 3 more assists this season, with games still to go, than he did in the whole of last season.
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