TOTTENHAM followers have leapt to Dele Alli’s defence in his feud with Jose Mourinho.
Dele Alli was named man of the match by Tottenham supporters
That was regardless of being hauled off on 66 minutes within the 3-1 win at StokeCredit score: Rex Options
And that was regardless of him being hauled off and changed by Erik Lamela simply after the hour mark.
Mourinho was livid with Alli’s position in Stoke’s equaliser within the 53rd minute as he misplaced possession and let the Championship aspect in to attain.
Alli threw a strop when he was taken off whereas Mourinho referred to as him out after the 3-1 Carabao Cup win.
The Spurs boss mentioned: “A participant in that place is a participant that has to hyperlink and create and to not create issues for his personal group.”
However Tottenham followers defended the midfielder, who made his first begin since November 26.
Virtually 40,000 followers voted in a ballot for man of the match – and a 3rd of the votes went to Alli.
He beat the likes of Harry Winks, Harry Kane and Ben Davies to the award regardless of being hooked off early.
One Spurs fan tweeted: “It is a disgrace that Dele being our greatest participant for 90 per cent of his time on the pitch most likely nonetheless is not sufficient for Jose to see he needs to be part of his plans.
“Makes one mistake and he is scapegoated for what we will all agree is poor defending.”
Dele acquired one third of the close to 40,000 votes in a fan ballot
One other wrote: “Actually Tottenham? The one participant attempting something and Jose takes him off once more!!”
Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara accused Mourinho of ‘digging out’ Alli and ‘killing his confidence’.
O’Hara informed talkSPORT: “While you come out and also you’re digging a participant out within the press, I feel he wants to assist him.
“What’s he gaining from going to the press and digging out that single efficiency?
“It is simply killing his confidence extra. He is an funding and an asset to the membership and whether or not he is in your plans or not, you do not need to kill his confidence a lot that you simply completely lose him.
“I did not like the best way Mourinho dug him out and he retains singling him out. I feel Mourinho’s doing an excellent job and he is bought the group all on aspect however, for me, it does not sit proper with the best way he retains digging out Dele Alli.
“Even should you’re gonna push him out then simply say ‘you are not wished’ and ‘he isn’t in my plans’.
“Should you’re killing his confidence and saying ‘he isn’t for me’ and also you’re simply digging out his efficiency, then certainly you are simply devaluing the participant.”