Everton and Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi, said Dele Alli’s indifference towards training made him to fall out with coach Frank Lampard.
A situation which led to Alli’s loan transfer to Besiktas of Turkey…a move which also ended up in a disappointment for the former England striker with Nigerian roots. Alli’s career has nosedived and he is currently nursing himself back to form.
“With him (Alli), he will say it himself, he isn’t a training player. Unless it’s a match in training and then you see Dele perform,’ Iwobi told FilthyFellas.
“When it comes to training matches, he is a joke. When it comes to drills – he tries, but because he’s slow with it. When it comes to games, he will score and assist or something.
“It was hard for him to play. If you’re not just doing it in training, and at the time, the manager needed reliable players.
“He (Lampard) couldn’t really put his trust in him. We all know Dele could have performed”
The 27-year-old’s contract at Goodison Park doesn’t expire until 2024, however, Alli could be moved on permanently in the summer with current boss Sean Dyche set to decide on upcoming transfers.
“I’ve heard all the noise, I’ve heard all the opinions and I’m pretty sure you’re aware that I like to make my own.
“But he needs to get fit. I’ve met him but I haven’t seen him train, I haven’t seen him play for Everton, I haven’t seen him train with us every day,” said Dyche back in April.
“Before we worry about all of that it’s important that he gets himself properly fit and – if he needs an op or doesn’t – make sure his fitness is good and make sure he’s well and ready to go.
Everton will take on Bournemouth at Goodison Park in their final game of the season on Sunday.

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