‘A good Dele’ – Mourinho seemingly takes dig at Alli in latest press conference

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has claimed that the team is struggling to score goals due to the key players that are missing, as well as the lack of confidence thanks to recent results.

With Harry Kane out with an injury, Tottenham have looked extremely disjointed in attack and have struggled to create opportunities.

The only goal that Mourinho’s men have scored in their last three outings was a long-ranger from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg against Liverpool.

More worryingly, the North Londoners look incapable of breaking defences down and seem to lack cohesion when they have possession of the ball.

After another drab attacking display in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday, Mourinho insisted that the likes of Kane, Sergio Reguilon and Dele Alli could make a difference, although he did claim that Spurs have not had the good version of Alli this season.

The Portuguese coach also stated that Spurs needed to get wins under their belt for the players’ confidence to be restored.

When asked why Tottenham’s goals have dried up, Mourinho told Football.London: “Well, Reguilon means something for our attacking football. Harry Kane means something for our attacking football.

“Gio Lo Celso again means something for our attacking football. A good Dele that we didn’t have yet but hope that we can have in the future means something for us.

“It’s not just what they mean, they mean that we don’t have many options to rotate players and we finish with people with some signs of fatigue because of the accumulation of matches because we don’t have so many players to rest.

“The second thing is confidence. The confidence levels are very, very important to play football. When a team doesn’t have good results, a period when results are not good, you need that click back to go back to normality. So for me, it’s a little bit like that.”

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Even with the injuries we have, we still have enough good players to be playing much better than we currently are. We seem to lack any sort of pattern of play when we get possession of the ball. The buck stops with Mourinho and his coaching staff.

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