Eric Dier’s substitution half an hour into the first-half last night may have been an unusual one given that it’s fairly rare to see a manager act so quickly but it proved necessary as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham managed to come from behind and beat Olympiakos 4-2.
Can Jose Mourinho get Dele Alli back to his best?
No, he's overhyped
Qualifying for the next round of the Champions League, the Portuguese has revealed he apologised to the England international but it was important to bring a creative player onto the pitch (as he did with Christian Eriksen) wbile comments from Dele Alli have gone down a storm online.
Indeed, Alli told BT Sport (via Football.London) that ‘anyone’ could have come off at that point such was the level of Spurs’ performance before the comeback, much to the delight of the fans.
#thfc midfielder Dele: "To be honest anyone could have come off in the first twenty minutes. I was awful in the first twenty." [BT Sport]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) November 26, 2019
Many are praising the player’s honesty after his return to form under the new boss. Having had his attitude questioned by pundits such as Graeme Souness, Alli has scored in both games under Mourinho after revealing he’d asked him whether in fact he was the real Dele Alli upon taking over in north London.
With that in mind, here’s a look at what some fans made of his comments.
Honest and accurate assessment
— Terry Graves (@TGcoys) November 26, 2019
Love this honesty
— Gordo’s Corner (@CornerGordo) November 26, 2019
Dele rocks, this is gonna be fun
— Hedley (@JuanWooNoz) November 26, 2019
— Ian Brazier (@Ian_P_Brazier) November 26, 2019
Respect the honesty. He certainly made up for it. #COYS
— Joel (@KeaneJoel) November 26, 2019
Top lad to admit that
— Davi (@HarryestKane) November 26, 2019
You can see the respect he has for mourinho and his teammates. Taught that by poch.
— Spurs lover (@spursdab) November 26, 2019
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