Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has sent a heartfelt message to the Spurs fanbase after Jose Mourinho’s charges were disappointingly knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Spurs headed to RB Leipzig hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but ended up conceding twice in the first 21 minutes of the encounter in Germany.
Marcel Sabitzer put the hosts in control with a brace, Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris getting a hand on both efforts but failing to keep either one out.
Tottenham were simply unable to break through the opposition defence and the game was put beyond their reach in the 87th minute through Emil Forsberg.
Mourinho’s charges are now winless in six games, their last hope of silverware having now disappeared, and their hopes of qualifying for Europe are getting slimmer by the week.
As a result, the atmosphere amongst the Spurs fanbase is at a low point, and Alli – who also apologised to the fans in his post-match interview, as reported by The Telegraph – sent the following message on Twitter:
Extremely disappointing night. Gutted to be knocked out of the competition we did so well in last year. This one is tough to take but it’s not the time to crumble, we have to re group and focus on the weekend. Thank you to the travelling fans – forever grateful for the support ??
— Dele (@dele_official) March 10, 2020
Some fans welcomed Alli’s tweet and responded positively:
You spoke brilliantly tonight. Keep fighting.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) March 10, 2020
Dele was one of the few who never stopped running tonight. This team is miles off CL. Will be lucky to finish top 10
— Joe Bennett (@Keanogoals) March 10, 2020
Chin up goat, we love you ??
— Rue (@thfcrueben) March 10, 2020
Love you Dele chin up. We need more players like you in the side ??
— To Dare Is To Do (@2_Dare_Is_To_Do) March 10, 2020
Not your fault Dele, it’s the board of Tottenham for failing to rebuild the squad Poch desperately required. Now it’s showing.
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) March 10, 2020
Well done for coming out and thanking the fans Dele! ??. Tough season and not one the fans have enjoyed. #COYS
— Gards (@Gards44) March 10, 2020
Chin up Dele, I know it’s hard to take. Rest and reflect. Travel safely ???
— Joanne Muhammad (@joannethejenius) March 10, 2020
We love you, Dele. Keep believing ?
— Kerry ?⚽️ (@KerryCOYS) March 10, 2020
Up next for Spurs is Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.