Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has lamented that the England midfielder Dele Alli is “creating problems for his own team” following Spurs 3-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Stoke City on Wednesday night.
The 24-year-old made his first start of the season since 26 November 2020. The Tottenham star costed his side when he gave the ball away which led to a goal for Stoke. He was then substituted soon after he made the mistake.
“A player in that position is a player that has to link and create and not to create problems for his own team,” said Mourinho in a post-match interview.
In September, the Portuguese football mentor proposed that Alli needed to up his game, saying that: “It’s important for him to perform.”
Mourinho further said that: “In that situation, an objective counter-attack would probably end with a goal, and it ended with a counter-attack behind our defenders.
“We were unbalanced because when you are in possession you have full-backs out wide and another midfielder in a different line and they caught us in a counter-attack and they transformed the result of the game that was totally in our hands, so yes I am upset.”
According to reports, the Tottenham star has been linked with a loan move to Paris St-Germain in January.
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By FARPost Reporter