His views left England fans stunned.
Despite selling Nemanja Matic and Nathaniel Chalobah, the 21-year-old was loaned out to Crystal Palace for this season.
They've only won one game all season, ironically against the midfielder's parent club, meaning he wasn't even involved.
Tottenham Hotspur and England star Eric Dier believes that Ruben Loftus-Cheek made the right call in moving to Crystal Palace on loan from Chelsea.
"Everyone has known of Ruben's potential for a long time", Dier was quoted as saying by ITV.
"But also we're asking them to not just go and play, but to think about what they're doing all the time - where do they need to press, how do they press, not just blindly going and chasing around the field and playing with their hearts. Then I saw what you all saw against Germany - one that is so technically-gifted".
At 21, he is the same age as Alli but has barely made 40 caps in his professional career, while the Spurs midfielder has played close to 200 games in all competitions and is an England regular. But will he keep his place in the team versus Brazil on Tuesday?
"He's also been able to battle through hard spells at Chelsea where he's been training with senior players who have recognised his talent and so they get to him in training". "So it's down to him to play week in, week out now and to a good level".
Asked if the assured debuts of Loftus-Cheek and now injured Winks made him feel more positive about his options, the England manager said: "Yeah, and I think the slightly different system opens up different possibilities".
Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek's potential and ability was a serious threat to the likes of Cesc Fabrgeas and N'Golo Kante.