Alex Iwobi lifts lid on Dele Alli’s failed career at Everton as Toffees midfielder says Frank Lampard ‘couldn’t TRUST’ former England and Spurs star due to his attitude in training
- Alex Iwobi revealed the problems Dele Alli faced at Everton
- Alli is still under contract with the club but is expected to leave at the end of the season
- Iwobi expressed concern over Alli’s attitude in training when he joined Everton
Alex Iwobi has highlighted some of the reasons for Dele Alli’s failed career at Everton, revealing the club’s coaching staff cannot trust the disgraced Toffees star.
Alli, is currently recovering from surgery over an existing operation after seeing his loan move to Besiktas end him in tatters and the playmaker return to England amid controversy.
In April, the former England international was spotted with friends surrounded by laughing gas canisters, also known as “hippie crack”, despite not being fit to play matches.
Now Everton midfielder Iwobi has explained why Alli’s Merseyside career failed to take off after being brought to the club by Frank Lampard in 2022.
‘With him (Alli), he will say it himself, he is not a coach. Unless it’s a training game and you see Dele playing,’ Iwobi said. FilthyFellas.
Dele Alli has made just 13 appearances since joining Everton from Tottenham in 2022
Current Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi (right) has lifted the lid on Alli’s struggles at the club
“When it comes to training matches, it’s a joke. When it comes to drills, he tries, but because he’s slow. When it comes to matches, he will score and assist or something like that.
“It was difficult for him to play. If you don’t just do it in training, and back then the manager needed reliable players.
“He (Lampard) couldn’t really trust him. We all know Dele could have played,” added Iwobi.
The 27-year-old’s contract at Goodison Park does not expire until 2024, however, Alli could be transferred permanently this summer, with current boss Sean Dyche set to decide on future transfers.
Everton’s transfer plans are likely to hinge on their Premier League status, with the prospect of relegation a realistic possibility ahead of the final game of the season.
Iwobi (pictured) opened up on some of the issues Alli faced after joining Everton
Alli apparently struggled to adapt to the demands of training drills during his move to Everton
Iwobi has revealed Alli (right) cannot be trusted in games against former Toffees boss Frank Lampard (left)
Alli has made just 13 appearances for Everton since leaving Tottenham, failing to score or register an assist before being temporarily shipped off to Turkey last summer.
His contract could be terminated if the club feel the prospect of recouping a transfer fee is not viable, with Dyche explaining that a decision needs to be made over the player’s future.
Alli originally joined Everton on a free transfer but they have to pay Spurs £10million if he makes 20 appearances.
Everton take on Bournemouth at Goodison Park in their final game of the season on Sunday.