What a couple of weeks it has been for Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli, after the club chose to sack Mauricio Pochettino five and a half years into his North London reign.
Under Poch this past year or two, Alli looked a shadow of his former self, plagued by injury, inconsistency, and unfavourable positions.
Dele was dropped from the last two England squads by Gareth Southgate, despite being a first-team regular for the previous two major tournaments.
However, since Jose Mourinho took over at Spurs, it has all changed for the youngster. Now being played in his favoured number 10 spot, rather than left-mid or a holding role, he looks like the Dele of old.
Scoring a brace against Bournemouth at the weekend, as well as one against Olympiacos last Tuesday, Dele has won back-to-back-to-back man of the match awards under Jose.
Mourinho has now opened up on the potential that Alli has, which he believes has no limits.
He said (Football London): “He can do anything he wants. I think he has the talent, he has already the right age, the right experience, already experience at the highest level, playing the Champions League, playing for the national team in the biggest competitions, lots of talent, young. He has everything. It is just a question about motivation every day. This is not an individual thing, this is about everybody.”
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