Jose Mourinho hails Dele Alli impact after first game as Tottenham manager
Jose Mourinho commended Dele Alli however said a”tough week” took its toll on his Spurs players into their 3-2 win at West Ham.
Alli played an instrumental role in Mourinho’s first triumph with come in for criticism earlier in the season, while the team blew a 3-0 lead after two goals by your hosts left them hanging on at the London Stadium.
However, after securing their first away league win since January, Mourinho said he was pleased to be about a room as Spurs picked up three points in the Premier League for the first time in nearly two months.
“It was really very, very important,” he said. “Eleven months without music in the away dressing room. With no happiness, without a smile, and they failed this all. I’m very satisfied with them, I am very pleased for them.
“It had been very hard for all of us to acquire but my perception is that we were closer to 4-0 than West Ham were to 3-1 but this is the Premier League and also their first aim changed things a bit. I think my gamers paid the price for a week to a small bit.
“It was a week in which they came back from their national groups, some of these from hard games, a number of them from traveling into a change of supervisor, along with a new guy arrives. New training sessions, fresh thoughts.
“The emotional thing which encircles that, I don’t think ever is simple for a soccer player. They operate with a coaching team and then another day individuals are not there. It’s hard to process.”
Alli played a part in their second too, also played his part in the London Stadium, making Heung-Min Son’s opening goal using a creative while lying on the floor on the touchline.
It abandoned Mourinho, who said he’d spoken to Alli to try to improve his assurance, waxing lyrical about the midfielder.
He said:”I believe Dele was just like the team. Excellent for 60 to 65 minutes and he also paid the price of the fatigue so that he went a bit down. But I think he had been the Dele Alli. The Dele Alli of a couple of years back that impressed not just England but the entire world.
“He did exactly what I wanted him to do. In just two days of a few action work and data. I tried to make it obvious for him the spaces where we wanted him defensively , offensively and to perform. Intelligent football player to understand what we quite essential for the team and needed. Quite happy with his performance.”
Defeat for West Ham made it eight Premier League games without a win for Manuel Pellegrini’s side at the Premier League, leading throughout the second half and dropping them further.
The manager refused to be drawn to the operation of all goalkeeper Roberto, who could have performed better with two of Spurs’ three objectives on the day on the rear of quite a few poor performances, but confessed the pressure was becoming into his players due to their run of form.
When asked what their biggest problem was, he stated:”The very first thing is that we’re playing under enormous pressure. We know we haven’t got the results we wanted, especially. This was a distinctive game against Tottenham and we needed to do it better. We could not.
“I believe the group never gave up until the conclusion. We strove to draw but we’re currently doing too many errors, particularly and each time when defending, that we make an error, it’s a goal.
“The manager and the players possess the chance to perform nicely, both have the chance to win matches and have great outcomes, so you can’t distinguish one from the other.
“We will need to try and win another game. When we have been winning matches, the media asked me the identical question – where are you planning to finish this year? You try to win the next game and determine where you arrive at when the year finishes.”