Jose Mourinho provides further details on Dele Alli’s latest hamstring issue

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has provided some further information on Dele Alli’s hamstring issue.

The Spurs midfielder picked up the problem during a training session at Hotspur Way this morning as the squad were put through their paces ahead of the visit of Everton on Monday evening.

The 24-year-old has a history of hamstring problems having sustained four different setbacks with his left hamstring over the past two and a half years (Guardian).

Former manager Mauricio Pochettino was left to admit last August that he was concerned about the England international’s body.

In October, the former MK Dons player was said to have hired a nutritionist and cut down on his commercial activities in a bid to solve his injury problems (The Mirror).

Mourinho has admitted that he does not believe Alli’s latest strain is significant whilst acknowledging his track record with the problem but remains hopeful he could play against Everton.

He told Football.London: “Something today in training with Dele Alli. I don’t think it’s big and I don’t really know what it is. The bad thing of press conference 48 hours before a game is another training session tomorrow. From the game, nothing. Japhet Tanganga we believe training with the team next week.

“Hamstring, which is something that he has had problems with in the past, even in this season and is always something that makes the medical department think about it. We all think about it that it’s nothing important. If you ask me in this moment I think he will be available but I don’t know.”

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