New Everton manager Frank Lampard has spoken about signing Dele Alli to the club.
The midfielder joined the Toffees on deadline day, leaving Tottenham Hotspur to work with the new boss on Merseyside, and he is set to be given a fresh start.
Alli had only made 10 appearances in the Premier League this season, and he joined the club alongside Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek, who signed on loan.
“I watched Dele come through, fantastic player. Maybe he’s had difficult times, I would make no bones about that, and nor would he. But there can be so many reasons for that,” Lampard told the press.
“My job really now is to start with a fresh slate, to have him in an environment that suits him and supports him, but also to push him and to extract that player that we know is there. All the attributes, all the talent, all the technique, everything is still there.”
Lampard’s first game in charge will take place on Saturday when Everton face Brentford in the FA Cup.