On Thursday night, Dele Alli had the perfect opportunity to change Jose Mourinho’s apparent opinion of him when Tottenham took on Antwerp in the Europa League.
However, the attacking midfielder’s performance was so poor that he was hooked at half-time, and the Portuguese, whilst not naming Alli specifically after the game, left no one in any doubt as to how disappointed he was.
TalkSPORT’s Ray Parlour has suggested that after such a dismal showing, that there may not be any more chances left for the player to impress, and it could be curtains for his Spurs career.
“I don’t know where he goes from here.”
“His confidence is low.”
“It sounds like Mourinho knows his first team and the players who played last night are nowhere near that.”@RealRomfordPele fears for Dele Alli’s future at #THFC.
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 30, 2020
I saw an entire team that failed. Some how putting 10 players who have not played together on the pitch is Dele’s fault. No player was going to come away looking good in that first half, but hey we got our man. It is all Alli. Poor Carlos could not get a touch. What was the game plan. And to think we lost as poorly as we played from a Ben Davies gift.