Nathan Redmond says Besiktas team-mate Dele Alli has 'been under a lot more scrutiny than others' in recent years

Nathan Redmond defends Dele Alli at Besiktas
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Dele Alli has failed to resurrect his career thus far in Turkey, with his Besiktas manager Senol Gunes first publicly stating he "doesn't deserve to play", before claiming he had "gone missing" following a sanctioned doctor's appointment. 

However, Besiktas team-mate Nathan Redmond has defended the 26-year-old, suggesting the spotlight Alli has had on him since breaking into the Tottenham first-team and England set-up at such a young age would be difficult for any player to deal with.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.