Tottenham’s manager Jose Mourinho has urged the press to stop asking him about the future of his attacking midfielder Dele Alli at the club. He said he was tired of such questions.
Dele Alli who used to be one of the brightest stars at Tottenham Hotspur has hugely fallen out of reckoning in the era of Jose Mourinho who believes that the 24-year-old England international has not been giving his best on the field of play and wants him to improve.
Mourinho started having this feeling about Dele Alli prior to the commencement of the 2020-2021 season. Hence, the 24-year-old attacking midfielder could suffer less playing time going forward due to the arrival of Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid which will give Mourinho more attacking options.
Jose Mourinho is not tired of Dele Alli
The Premier League club is scheduled to play Europa League third qualification round tonight, September 24. And from all indications, Dele Alli might feature in the match which is against KF Shkëndija. He has been included in Jose Mourinho’s squad that will face the North Macedonian side.
“He (Dele Alli) is coming and he has a chance to play. It’s important for him to perform,” Mourinho said on Wednesday when asked about the fate of the England international.
“When the squad becomes competitive, the players have to have an answer and perform,” Mourinho added.
“I am not tired of Dele because he is a great kid, but I am tired of questions on Dele. I always feel that 99% of the responsibility is the player. I have 1%. I and my staff and the people that work, everybody has 1%.”
Since Mourinho became the coach of Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2019, Dele Alli has played only 29 matches, scoring seven goals and provided 5 assists.
Due to the unhealthy nature of his relationship with Mourinho especially prior to the commencement of this season, Dele has attracted interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain. The two clubs want the footballer’s services on loan but PSG is looking keener in the pursuit of the Tottenham’s star.