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“There is a lot of trauma in him” Jose Mourinho blamed for the poor form of Tottenham man
By Bruce Grove -

Former Arsenal forward, Kevin Campbell, reckons that Jose Mourinho’s stint as Tottenham’s manager left Dele Alli so traumatised that the attacking midfielder is still recovering.

Alli’s form has gone downhill in the last three seasons and his confidence took a major battering under Mourinho last season with the former Spurs boss benching and openly criticising him.

The midfielder had hoped for a new life under Nuno Espirito Santo and has had more than enough chances to recapture his previous form, but he is still struggling.

Campbell was discussing Tottenham’s poor form and said that the Spurs fans that he knows feel terrible about the way their club got rolled over by Arsenal last weekend and not just the performance of Alli.

However, he backed the midfielder to come good this season, but says his performance shows he is still feeling the effect of being overlooked for action by Mourinho in the last campaign.

He told Football Insider: “I’ve spoke to a couple of my Spurs mates and they have been distraught with the way the whole team played against Arsenal, not just Alli.

“Yes, Alli has been par for the course. But, you have to remember there is a lot of trauma in him after what Mourinho did to him. He was not getting a look in last season and there was a lot of talk about him leaving.

“To think he is going to hit the ground running this season and everything is going to be OK is just…”

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Bren Long
Bren Long
1 month ago

I’d go so far as to say the squad is traumatised and still recovering from being stretched to the limit during that period of 500+ days without fresh legs.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Conveniently forgets Dele was woeful under Poch too. Was that Mourinho’s fault too.

Does anybody actually believe this drivel ?

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

This is true, Pochettino was dropping him a lot in the end too, this isn’t a new issue…

Harry
Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

He’s cack mate….be lucky to get the 5 mil we paid for him

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

Poor likkle diddums,he’s only 25.Fcukin snowflake.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Just BS.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

Alli thinks he is some exhibition or posers competition. No-one at the highest level ‘flicks’ the ball and would not be tolerated in a top four team. He slows the game down and has been a liability for about four years.

Spursnut d
Spursnut d
1 month ago

which alli we talking about his brother, him or is there now another. Any I have seen in the last 3 odd years have been rubbish, stealing a living.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

He wasn’t exactly on fire before Mourinho arrived.

Dino
Dino
1 month ago

Mourinho wanted to sell him Levy said No, PSG allegedly were interested in taking him on loan… again Levy intervened… contrast that approach with Benitez at Everton who from the outset made it clear… Rodriguez who had a decent first season was not in his plans & he was transferred not long afterwards. Alli should have left Spurs a long time ago

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  Dino

Levy always gets in wrong doesn’t he? Wonder if it has ever occurred to him to stay out of all footballing decisions and just count beans.

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