Alli to be tested for “dizziness” but should play for Tottenham this weekend


Teenager Dele Alli is the brightest young talent in the Premier League and has burst onto the scene for Tottenham Hotspur during his debut season in the top-flight.

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That said, he may have to take a rest for a little while.

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Alli, 19, scored once and won a penalty kick in the first half of Tottenham’s 3-0 win at Norwich City on Tuesday but was replaced at half time after becoming “dizzy” according to his manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The England national team midfielder will have tests next week to find out what’s going on but Pochettino believes Alli should be fine to play against Watford on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) at White Hart Lane.

“I do not know why he was dizzy because I am not a doctor. We need to do some tests next week but we have very good medical staff and we are not worried,” Pochettino said. “Today Dele was good in the training session but we need to assess tomorrow, after the last training session, and know why, but I do not think it is a big problem.

“I still think he is available [for Saturday] but we need to have some control. He feels good now but after tomorrow [Friday] we need to assess him and if he’s all normal he will be available.”

Usually when “dizziness” comes into play the first port of call in terms of what the injury could be is a concussion. However, Alli did not receive any significant blows to the head during the first 45 minutes at Carrow Road two days ago.

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If he’s still training with Spurs and they are putting off the tests until next week, then obviously it’s not too serious. Still, something to keep an eye on.