Besitkas manager Senol Gunes says Dele Alli ‘doesn’t deserve to play’

Senol Gunes has told Dele Alli he 'doesn't deserve' to play for the club as his nightmare spell in Turkey goes from bad to worse.

Alli joined Besiktas on a season-long loan from Everton in the summer after struggling to nail down a starting spot at Goodison Park.

The 26-year-old moved to Everton on an initial free transfer last January after falling out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur under Antonio Conte.

One Premier League start on Merseyside saw Alli move to the Super Lig. His woes have continued, however.

“I don’t think Dele Alli deserves to play right now,” explained Gunes. “Sending the player [back to Everton] is something else and not the topic here. We expect him to contribute to the team, but we think he cannot contribute at the moment. We will evaluate it with him and the club.”

Alli joined Besiktas when Valerien Ismael was in charge of the team. But the Frenchman was sacked in October following a poor run of results, with ex-Turkey manager Gunes being brought in for a second spell at the helm.

Gunes named Alli in his starting line-up for his first match in charge against Umraniyespor. But the former England attacker only lasted 45 minutes before being hauled off as Besiktas ran out 5-2 winners.


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