Dele Alli has told The Overlap that he has found his love for football again.

Speaking to Gary Neville on his YouTube channel, the Everton midfielder has claimed he has ‘got the feeling back’ from before he joined Tottenham Hotspur after a difficult season.

Dele joined the Toffees on an initial free transfer in January 2022 but failed to rediscover his form and was sent out on loan to Besiktas in the summer.

After making only ten starts in Turkey, Dele’s spell was cut short after he picked up an injury that eventually needed surgery.

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After revealing that he had spent six weeks at a rehab facility after suffering with mental health problems, the 27-year-old appeared to be feeling a lot more positive about his future in football.

“I think what I went through really helped me understand my purpose,” Dele told The Overlap.

“I know what i can do on the pitch and now I’ve got the feeling back like before I went to Tottenham when I had a lot to prove and I wanted to fight and I had so much passion and love for football… I have that back.

“But I want to inspire people not only on the pitch but off the pitch in a way that I think probably isn’t spoken about enough from experience.”

An in-form Dele Alli could be the difference between a relegation scrap and a mid-table finish for Everton

Dele Alli is clearly built up the confidence that he was lacking last season and seems convinced that he can find his feet again this time round and Everton will be very lucky if he can do as he says.

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An in-form Dele is one of the best players in the Premier League and he could completely change the Toffees’ whole campaign.

If the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dwight McNeil also have Dele helping them out on the pitch, then he could naturally bring out the best in them.

It could be a very positive year for the club if Dele can push on.

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