Mourinho opens up on what Dele Alli’s injury was and why he is back in his plans

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would like Dele Alli to be available for 10-15 minutes tomorrow against Everton as he makes his return from injury.

While the injury conveniently kept Dele out during the latter stages of the January transfer window, when he was being linked with a move away, Mourinho also went into more detail about the problem itself.

The Spurs head coach claimed that Alli had been struggling with some muscular issues around his tendon, adding that he only returned to training on Monday this week.

Dele has found minutes hard to come by this season, with the majority of his game time coming in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

However, Mourinho recently spoke out about his desire to get the midfielder back to his best in a Spurs shirt, adding that Tottenham need him at the moment (Alasdair Gold).

The Special One also noted that he wants Dele Alli to be fully on board with the plan and will take his feelings into account.

On what has changed with Dele Alli, he said (Football London): “Nothing changed. He’s not injured.

“He can train with the team. He went through a process of training with the sports science people and he jumped to train with the team yesterday.

“What changed is the speculation. People know he’s a Tottenham player and hopefully, the end of the speculation will end the questions about him.

“In a normal situation, he wouldn’t be considered for tomorrow but with the injuries we have we have to accelerate his process. But I want him to be fully on board and we have to take on board his feelings. To have him for 10-15 minutes would be a big help.

“Started with something in his tendon and after that always bad feelings, muscular bad feelings around the tendon area and was not feeling comfortable.

“The process with the sports science people was having some days rest, then training with the sports science, then we had the information that he could train on Monday and today second session with the team.”

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