Tottenham Hotspur’s manager has admitted that seeing Dele Alli working again on all cylinders after a tricky first half of the season is ‘amazing’.
After being linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, Dele spent much of the campaign out in the cold. He only had six Premier League appearances on his behalf, all of which accounted for a total of 113 minutes, and was therefore forced to settle for minutes in the Europa League.
Dele stole the display in Thursday’s emphatic 4-1 win over Wolfsberger, bagging two assists and opening the scoring with an impressive overhead kick, prompting Mourinho to confess his delight in having the midfielder back in the squad.
According to BBC Sport Mourinho said: “The Target I don’t need to talk because everybody saw it, and I hope people are going to watch it all over the world. But for me, what matters is the globality of the results. In each element of the game, he played well.
Of course, he’s not new, you can feel that his performance will always go down, as in the first leg from minute 55 to 60, which is natural because of the circumstances – sick, not practicing for a long time. But it’s incredible at this moment when we’re going to play every three days, ten matches in March, to have Dele back at this stage.”