Jose Mourinho once again branded Dele Alli lazy, this time, telling The Sun that “I needed them to be more dynamic there”, the there being specifically about Dele.
The gaffer also added that some players had the wrong state of mind, which is curious turn of phrase for a coach to use.
I’m growing increasingly tired of saying that these are testing times, but they are and every team needs their stars to be at their very best. Dele Alli’s stock continues to fall and the excuses are becoming increasingly thin on the ground. Dropped by England, it is not unreasonable to ask when Dele Alli will eventually be dropped by Tottenham.
Dele’s current mean average duel win percentage was 41%, that’s some under delivery.
Another shortfall. Dele’s current mean average aerial duel win percentage was 35.6%.
Ordinarily, Dele’s ‘total successful actions’ hits 58.7%. More short-change.