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Jose Mourinho praises ‘amazing’ Alli in Tottenham win

Jose Mourinho has praised Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, following his performance in the Europa League.

In Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Wolfsberger, a Europa league last 32 tie – which they won 8-1 on aggregate, Alli was sublime.

In the second leg, Alli opened the scoring with a spectacular overhead kick after 10 minutes. He would later set up both Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale.

Mourinho commented: “The goal I don’t need to speak, because everyone watched it and I believe that all around the world on all these sports TV, people are going to watch it, no need to talk about it.

“But for me the globality of the performance is what matters. He played very well in every aspect of the game, he played very well.”

What a goal by Tottenham's Dele Alli.
Dele Alli scores an overhead kick for Tottenham. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

It has been a tough season for Alli.

The playmaker has struggled to break into Mourinho’s side, even coming close to an exit in the January transfer window.

Mourinho continued: “Of course he’s not fresh, of course you can feel that his performance like in the first leg from minutes 55-60 is going to go down, which is normal due to circumstances – injured, not training for a long time.

“But in this moment when we are going to play every three days. 10 matches in March, to have Dele back at this level is amazing”

Can Alli continue this form? Let us know!

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