Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed midfielder Dele Alli has played his way back to the club.
Dele has only played four times in the Premier League, accumulating just 74 minutes in total, and his regular omission from the Match of the Day has sparked rumors the midfielder could leave the club this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are rumored to be enthusiastic, with former boss Mauricio Pochettino planning to reunite with Dele, but Mourinho confirmed after Sunday’s 5-0 win over Marine that the 24-year-old is on the verge of earn a place in the team.
“He was here today and of course it wasn’t the match to measure the quality,” Mourinho said (via MailOnline Sport) when asked if Dele had won a place in the squad for the next one. Spurs game against Aston Villa. “But the professionalism and the attitude and I’m very happy with it.
“I won’t be surprised if next Wednesday Dele plays with us. I’m really happy with his attitude in the game. Of course we didn’t want to risk much, the ground is a bit dangerous and their enthusiasm can put the creative. those who are at risk.
“But I’m happy – good professionalism, good momentum from him and Gedson [Fernandes] to start trying to create, so happy with the performance. “
However, there is a small problem for Mourinho and Dele – no one really knows if the Villa game will go.
Villa’s entire first team were recently forced to self-isolate after a COVID-19 outbreak at the club, forcing the Villans to deploy a squad made up entirely of academy players when they were defeated in FA Cup in Liverpool.
It’s currently unclear whether the Premier League will postpone the game or ask those same academy players to play again, but Mourinho insisted he would prepare for the game until he did. be informed.
“Yeah [I think the game will go ahead]”He added.” Nobody told me I won’t play so we’re starting to prepare for this game, and the same Tuesday unless someone tells us otherwise.
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