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Dele Alli should not be "left to rot" at Tottenham.

Dele Alli has been told to seek pastures new after he was left on the bench for Tottenham's win over Burnley over the weekend.

The England midfielder put in a brilliant performance three days earlier in the Europa League but still couldn’t seal a spot in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI that beat the Clarets 4-0 on Sunday.

And, ex-England frontman Peter Crouch was left surprised Alli's display that saw him score a wonderful overhead kick against Wolfsberg couldn’t change Mourinho’s mind to hand him a start, labelling the Portuguese’s decision as "deflating".

"I was at Tottenham last Wednesday and I thought Alli was superb. He had a glint in his eyes, he looked hungry and a class above," he told the Daily Mail.

"Yes, he was playing opponents, who were average but his quality shone through and it was a reminder of how good he can be.

"So I could understand why he would have been frustrated yesterday.

"He hasn't featured in nine of Tottenham's Premier League squads this season and that is too much absence for a player of his class.

"He shouldn't be left to rot, he shouldn't have a career that is just drifting aimlessly.

"We aren't privy to what is happening behind closed doors and we have to respect why Jose Mourinho is making these calls.

"But I expect Dele would have been totally deflated at being on the bench against Burnley.

"Gareth Bale looked like the Gareth Bale we all know against Burnley. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were on fire, too.

"If you add Dele into that equation, you have a front four who are as exciting as anything in the country. I hope he gets another chance."

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