Karl Robinson hits back at Roy Keane and says Dele is suffering from burnout

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Former MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has hit back at Roy Keane’s criticism of Dele Alli, insisting his decline of form at Tottenham has nothing to do with his off-the-field engagements.

Source: TalkSPORT
 

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Nice one.

How quickly Dele's been written off by some in here is disturbing. I bet many haven't even played a competitive game of football in their life's.
 

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Keane loves his hard man image. Anybody that doesn't bite the heads of chickens is a pansy and all that bollocks. It's probably a whole lot easier to stay motivated when you're winning everything (as we're seeing currently with Liverpool) as Keane did at MU. Dele doesn't seem to be hitting the sweet spot at the moment but he's had plenty of down time with injuries. Just needs to get game time, but has to earn it first
 

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People have always been desperate to write him off. Mainly outside our fan base though.
 

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Nice one.

How quickly Dele's been written off by some in here is disturbing. I bet many haven't even played a competitive game of football in their life's.
Absolutely. I was going to criticise Boris Johnson but decided to keep quiet as I have never run a country, even for a day.
 

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Keane loves his hard man image. Anybody that doesn't bite the heads of chickens is a pansy and all that bollocks. It's probably a whole lot easier to stay motivated when you're winning everything (as we're seeing currently with Liverpool) as Keane did at MU. Dele doesn't seem to be hitting the sweet spot at the moment but he's had plenty of down time with injuries. Just needs to get game time, but has to earn it first
Yeah, he's also had a good few games recently, looked like he was getting back to his old self (bar the Pool game). One bad game, they write his career off. I think he's going to be massively important for us this season.
 

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Roy Keane is right. Ever since Dele scored against Real Madrid in the champs league, his form has been nowhere near as good as we saw up to that point.
 

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If only that was true! Neville and Keane are right.
Sorry, I meant people have been praising him the last month as he's started looking good again. He has an off game - which all players will, and they forget what they were saying about him recently.
 

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I just find it baffling that a grown man (I checked his date of birth) can sit in a TV studio and get paid for calling professional footballers "Dumb and dumber". Are there no standards?
 

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Not sure what Keane has said, but he’s a miserable prick so assume it’s hyperbolic negativity.

Dele has bags of quality, we’ve had ITK that he played the majority of last year with an injury I’d imagine that has contributed massively to his form, and knocked his confidence. Like pretty much the rest of our team right now.

I get why people are critical of him, but personally I think he should be given time to get back to his best as we have a cracking player in him.
 

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I just find it baffling that a grown man (I checked his date of birth) can sit in a TV studio and get paid for calling professional footballers "Dumb and dumber". Are there no standards?
Makes a change from Sky pundits reading from a script if you ask me.
 

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Although I wouldn't praise Delli's play over the past 12 months or so, bad players don't just appear overnight As soon as Potch dropped him he has marginally improved....still needs to score more for me though.
 
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