Sean Dyche speaks on Dele Alli for the first time with brutally honest statement

Sean Dyche speaks on Dele Alli for the first time with brutally honest statement

Rene Otinga
April 13, 2023 at 2:25 PM
  • Dele Alli is back with Everton after a loan spell in Turkey
  • He returns to find the club have sacked Frank Lampard, with Sean Dyche now tasked with guiding the club to safety this season
  • The former Burnley boss spoke on Dele Alli’s situation, admitting he could not do much to change any player

Everton manager Sean Dyche has spoken for the first time on the Dele Alli situation after the Englishman returned to Merseyside from his loan spell at Besiktas.

Being one of the top midfielders in world football a couple of years back, Alli’s fall has been spectacular, and he will hope to reboot his career back at Everton.

His disastrous loan spell at Besiktas was summed up when manager Senol Gunes accused him of going AWOL, something he denied.

Dele Alli, Besiktas
Dele Alli of Besiktas JK looks on during the Turkish Super Lig match between Fatih Karagumruk SK and Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on January 31, 2023
Source: Getty Images

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This week, he was pictured surrounded by laughing gas canisters in images that have caused an outrage on social media.

In truth, Dele Alli’s current situation and stall in his career has a lot to do with his own decisions.

Sean Dyche, who was recently appointed to help save the club from the shackles of relegation, spoke on Alli’s situation after the 27-year old returned to the club after an underwhelming loan spell in Turkey.

"He's not here obviously. He has got an injury that will keep him out for some time.” Sean Dyche said as quoted by BBC.
"He’s 26, he knows certain things that he should or shouldn’t be doing. As a manager, you can’t control everything they do in their lives. You can only guide players with what’s good for them. Eventually, players have their own choices to make. Of course, you want them to make good choices.

The former Burnley boss also confirmed Alli had an injury, and would likely not feature for Everton for the foreseeable future.

Everton’s next game is an interesting Premier League encounter at Goodison Park against Fulham, who have been impressive this season under Marcco Silva.

 James Rodriguez has contract terminated

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on another player – James Rodriguez, who recently had his contract terminated by Olympiacos.

Rodriguez will not play for the Greek club again as the Olympiacos hierarchy decided against extending or seeing out his contract due to several reasons.

His 6 months at the club have been anything but easy, as a combination of injuries and inconsistent performances have led to the club’s bosses losing their patience with him.


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