Jose Mourinho takes a dig at Dele Ali after the English player was seen throwing rageful behaviour after being subbed off last night.
Tottenham Hotspur had a disappointing night while playing against RB Leipzig in the Champions League game. The North London did not only lose the game but also ended up giving them a crucial away goal while being goalless in the game.
In the absence of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli was the man in charge to spearhead the attack, but without the former two, Spurs looked toothless ahead and was hardly able to challenge the German visitors.
In the second half of the game, Alli was subbed off by Jose Mourinho and brought in Erik Lamela in place of him. Alli fully enraged showed his anger while setting himself on the bench.
His reaction caused criticism towards him from the fans and also Mourinho. The Portuguese manager in the post-match conference criticized the reaction by his player on the sidelines.
“I think he was angry with himself not with me. And the team were better when he came off,” said Mourinho in the post-match press conference.
On Dele's angry reaction to being taken off: I think he was angry with himself not with me. And the team were better when he came off.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) February 19, 2020
With a significant disadvantage, Mourinho will be playing against Tottenham will travel to face RB Leipzig in the return leg at Red Bull Arena on 10th March.
Before that, the North London club will face their local rivals, Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in the coming game-week of the Premier League, where the race for top-4 will intensify.
Then, Spurs will next face Wolves, Norwich and Burnley in the following games, before they play their Champions League tie. With so many injuries in the squad, Mourinho is certainly perplexed.
On Dele playing up front: “It’s difficult to say. We are going to change systems and shapes. We are speaking about a very difficult situation. If I could I would move immediately to 1st July. I would love to be on 1st July but I’m not – it’s Feb 19,” said Mourinho.