The England man has regularly fought for first-team football this season, but maintains his manager’s confidence.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he “feels very sad” when he can’t choose Dale Ali, but has challenged the England international to seize the opportunity when he is offered. Take it
Ali’s future at Spurs has been the subject of much speculation since he was replaced at half-time during the 1-0 defeat to Everton on the opening Saturday of the new season.
England International have since been knocked out of Mourinho’s squad for the Europa League qualifier with the locomotive Plovdiv, and since then they have made just two starts and three substitutions in all competitions.
There were rumors that French champions PSG were interested in signing Ali before the transfer deadline earlier this month, but no deal was reached.
Despite finding himself on the sidelines, Mourinho praised Ali for his coaching professional attitude and indicated that he could still have a long-term future at the club.
The former MK Dons youngster was given very little chance to impress when he was included in the starting XI for Thursday’s Europa League clash at Royal Antwerp.
Speaking before the kick-off, Mourinho once again praised Ali’s attitude and actions, saying that his lack of regular action was only undermining the fierce competition for places.
“Dale is working hard and I feel very sad when I don’t pick him or put him on the bench, but it’s the result of the players attacking us,” Mourinho said. BT support.
“Tonight [Dele and Steven Bergwijn] Seize the opportunity with both hands. ”
Gold’s win at Burnley was one of nine changes to Ally Tottenham, with Gareth Bale also making the start while free-scoring pair Harry Kane and Son Heng-Min were left on the bench.
However, Ali was one of four players taken in half-time when the Spurs beat the Belgian Cup in the break, and Mourinho’s side eventually lost 1-0 to Antwerp.
Mourinho acknowledged that trying to keep a lot of players happy is a challenge, but admitting it is a good problem.
“I am just happy,” he said. I have a lot of good players and everyone is motivated. ” Everyone wants to give everything on the pitch.
“When they are on the pitch, they show frustration when they are not playing properly.
“You could say that changing a lot of players is a risk but I would say I accept the risk because I trust the players and the team.”