Ryan Mason has lavished praise on Dele Alli for his performance in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Wolves.
A few eyebrows would have been raised when Mason decided to keep faith in the same team that were beaten 3-1 by Leeds a week ago, with the only change at right-back being forced on the interim Spurs boss due to an injury to Serge Aurier.
However, the players certainly repaid the 29-year-old’s faith as they put in a complete performance to emerge comfortable winners.
Alli was one of the stars of the show as he constantly put the Wolves defenders under pressure with his pressing off the ball and looked dangerous when he got on the ball in the final third.
The England international, who hit the woodwork yesterday, admitted to Spurs TV after the game that he was disappointed not to get on the scoresheet.
Mason insisted that Alli’s performance deserved a goal and hailed the 25-year-old’s attitude.
The Spurs boss told BBC Sport: “It’s not easy for professional footballers to spend a lot of time on the sidelines, but you’ve seen Dele start the last three games and to do that says a lot about him as a character and the way he lives his life.
“He loves football, you can see that, he runs and helps the team. He fights.
“He’s sitting in there disappointed that he didn’t get a goal because I felt his performance deserved a goal, but he was outstanding.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I was disappointed with Alli’s performance at Elland Road but the 25-year-old showed signs of being back to his best against Wolves. It shows that all that he needed was a run of games under his belt to build up his match sharpness.
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