In hindsight of being relegated from the SkyBet Championship, Karl Robison has stated that MK Dons made a mistake not investing in the squad with money from Dele Alli’s sale.
Alli joined Tottenham in February 2015, but was loaned back to the Dons to help them win promotion last season.
“Nobody can turn around for one moment and say we could have kept Dele Alli,” Robinson told news outlet BBC Look East.
“We probably should have used that some of the money to buy a striker or a buy a wide player or buy this or buy that.”
Since joining the North London Club, Dele Alli has gone on to make 6 caps for England, and moreover has won the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year award for his performances for Premier League title hopefuls Spurs.
Robinson added: “In the summer the most important thing was the announcement of a new training ground – these kids in Milton Keynes, the club is here for them.
“Without the training ground, Leicester, Norwich, Arsenal are coming in. Because of the success of Milton Keynes recently, a lot of external teams are coming into an area which was previously untouched.”
MK Dons, now relegated form the Championship, will be looking to make an immediate return to the 2nd tier of English football on the first time of asking. Robinson, though facing an uncertain future, will want to build the club back up.
when asked about this future, he stated: “I’ve not been brave enough to bring that up in any meeting. But what will be, will be. I know I have tremendous faith in me as a person and me as a football person.
“Getting relegated takes its toll on everybody. Sometimes this makes you better people. I think this little hardship at the moment will probably make me better than I was before.”