‘Not doing well enough’ – Dele gives honest assessment of Spurs’ pre-lockdown form


It is safe to say that few teams in the Premier League would have benefited as much as Tottenham Hotspur from such a long COVID-19 suspension.

Spurs were winless in their last six matches in all competition before the league was suspended at the start of March.

The team was also missing several key players due to injury and the points gap between them and the top four seemed to be increasing by the week.

However, the extended break has allowed the likes of Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn the time they needed to make a full recovery.

As such, Jose Mourinho may now have the luxury of picking from a fully fit squad for the first time since he arrived in North London.

Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli, has admitted that the break may prove to be a blessing in disguise for Spurs and insisted that the players are hungry to get back on to the pitch and put things right when they return to action in less than two weeks.

After taking part in a charity FIFA20 match as part of Gamers Without Borders, the midfielder told Football.London: “We are excited as it was an unexpected break having the season cut midway through.

“From a Tottenham point of view we were not doing well enough before the break and we know that but we’ve all come back to training hungry and we want to improve so everyone is excited so we just need to dig in.”

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The team was extremely low in confidence back in March and the chances of them turning the form around seemed very slim. However, the extended break has allowed the team to have a fresh start, while also giving Jose Mourinho and the coaching staff time to drill the team on the training ground.

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