Sean Dyche Bluntly Tells Dele Alli to Spend Rehabilitation Time Wisely

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Sean Dyche said Dele Alli’s future lies in his own hands as the former Tottenham star begins his recovery from a hip injury that has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Dele Alli
Dele Alli

The Everton boss, Sean Dyche stated that Dele Alli must use his injury time “wisely” as he recovers from the hip injury he sustained while on loan at Besiktas.

A picture showing Alli with a balloon in his mouth while he sat at a table with nitrous oxide canisters (laughing gas) on it surfaced on social media this week.

Dele Alli

The image appeared after the UK government recently warned that possessing nitrous oxide is to be made a criminal offense.

Meanwhile, Alli who is on a season-long loan at Besiktas, returned to Everton last weekend for a review of his hip injury.

The former Tottenham midfielder last played for the Turkish club on the 26th of February and has scored only two goals in all 13 appearances this season.

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Following the injury he sustained, the 27-year-old is not expected to play again for Besiktas, and his recovery is estimated to be in 10 weeks.

Alli was permitted to return to the UK over the weekend but where he will spend the rest of his recovery weeks remains unclear.

Both Everton and Besiktas are yet to agree on where Dele’s injury will initially be managed after a specialist has revealed that an operation will be performed in the coming days.

The 27-year-old still has one year left on his Everton contract and a series of speculations have surrounded his future.

However, Everton boss Sean Dyche has admitted that wherever Dele Alli’s rehabilitation begins, he will get full support from Merseyside.

Dele Alli

Dyche confirmed he has spoken with the former England midfielder and revealed he realized Alli wants to come back to Everton fully fit to play football.

The Blues boss said: “I just got a sense that he wants to be back playing football and playing well.”

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Dyche offered players in his first-team squad a clean slate upon his appointment in late January.

The Everton coach, who revived two players frozen out under Lampard, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Michael Keane, has emphasized his willingness to reach his own decisions on players.

Sean Dyche

He said: “As a manager, you cannot control everything in their lives. Should we be following them all day? You can only guide them.”

Dyche, appointed Everton boss in January, said Alli needs to get fit before further discussions over what happens next will follow.

Former Tottenham star, Dele Alli

The coach insisted that he hopes Alli uses the rehabilitation period wisely.

He added: “But behind that, he’s factually injured. He’s come back with a proper injury that’s going to take some time to get sorted out, so he’ll use that period wisely, I hope.”

Dele Alli played 11 times for Everton after the English player joined from Tottenham in January 2022 but has since failed to deliver his best form.

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Upon his return to the UK following his injury, when asked about Alli’s future, Dyche debunks any notion suggesting the player’s return to Everton, saying: “He is not here. He has an injury which will keep him out for some time.”

Meanwhile, The Turkish side, Besiktas were exploring the possibility of canceling Alli’s contract this year, but following his injury, the club’s president has given him the opportunity for a possible return.

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