Speaking exclusively to the Transfer Tavern, Steve Bull said that Jose Mourinho’s fallout with Dele Alli is the root to his ongoing problems at Tottenham.
Mourinho’s side missed the chance to climb into the top four on Sunday after dropping more points at Newcastle late on, to leave them sixth in the Premier League table.
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Both Newcastle goals were down to more poor defending from Spurs, meaning Harry Kane’s quick-fire brace counted for little at St James’ Park.
And Mourinho, like so often this season, blamed his players for their failure to see the game out which further dented their hopes of bringing Champions League football back to north London next term.
It means that Tottenham have now conceded nine times in the final 10 minutes of Premier League games this campaign, and the Spurs boss took little responsibility for the result by saying it’s the “same coach, different players”.
But whilst Mourinho has had several off the field issues this season, Bull believes that his problems started when Alli, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week, fell out of favour and was dropped back in September.
He told the Transfer Tavern:
“When you have got faith in the players, the players have got faith in you, but if you lose that faith you chuck your dummy out the pram.
“Mourinho hasn’t got on with the players since Dele Alli chucked his dummy out the pram. Once you get a bad apple in the camp you’ve had it sour.
“He’s got to have a reshuffle over the summer and see who he wants and who he doesn’t want, and see if he can get his spark back.”
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