Former Tottenham defender, Graham Roberts, has slammed Jose Mourinho for not using Dele Alli last night as Spurs drew 1-1 with Fulham.
The Spurs midfielder once again sat out the clash and watched on from the bench as his team struggled to break down a resilient Fulham and almost lost it near the end.
Instead, Mourinho opted to throw on Erik Lamela and Carlos Vinicius and didn’t make a third sub, much to the bemusement of some, including form Spurs ace Roberts.
He took to Twitter to take a pop at Mourinho, labelling him him ‘crazy’ for not bringing on Alli when the game needed opening up.
Sorry not to use dele crazy tonight when needed a goal.
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) January 13, 2021
It was yet another move by Mourinho that suggests Alli could well be on his way out of the club this January.
The England man is said to be open to leaving and former manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is among those keen to take him on a loan deal if possible until the end of the season.
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However you look at it, Mourinho is trying to force Dele out of the club, from the outside looking in anyway.
To not be involved like he hasn’t been and then to not even be considered to be brought on last night was a bizarre call. Mourinho also left Bale and Lucas on the bench, but Alli could have made a difference.
It would be no surprise to see Alli leave now, especially after he hinted he was fed up on his Instagram following the game.