Jose Mourinho makes claim about Dele Alli’s best position in a Spurs shirt

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur impressed going forward and left a lot to be desired at the back again today as they welcomed Bournemouth to the new stadium in the Premier League.

Spurs won the game 3-2 on the day, meaning that Tottenham have scored ten goals in just three games under the Special One so far. However, the club have also conceded a consistent two goals per game.

While there were a number of standout performers today for Spurs, Dele Alli simply has to be a contender for man of the match after his superb brace.

Dele first tapped home after Heung Min Son cushioned down a long raking ball from Toby Alderweireld, before the Englishmen controlled one of his own later on to make it 2-0.

Jose Mourinho has now claimed that Dele’s best position is not as a midfielder, but as an attacking player just behind Harry Kane.

This comes after Dele was played as both a left-mid and deep central midfielder towards the end of Pochettino’s reign.

Mourinho said (Football London): “It’s not a simple style. It’s just the position and the principles of play. Every manager has his own ideas and we’re all different. Nobody is right and nobody is wrong, but for me, Dele is not a midfield player. For me Dele is not a player to play positionally in midfield, he is a player to be like he is playing, close to Harry [Kane], following some dynamics that we train but a little bit of freedom to associate with attacking players. This I think is the best position for him.”

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