Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has been singing the praises of Dele Alli as he continued his fine form since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.
Tottenham continued their good form since replacing Mauricio Pochettino with the Portuguese boss by beating Bournemouth 3-2 at the weekend.
Alli was instrumental to the win, scoring twice, with Moussa Sissoko grabbing a rare third.
The performance was, as Redknapp put it in his Daily Mail column, ‘vintage’ Alli and he was unfortunate not to score a hat-trick when he leaned back on a strike from the edge of the box.
But Redknapp believes Mourinho will be loving the impact of Alli so far in his reign as Tottenham boss.
“We witnessed vintage Dele Alli on Saturday. Remember his goal at Crystal Palace in January 2016, when he flicked the ball over his head and volleyed home?
“I’d rate that a 10 out of 10 for difficulty. His second goal against Brighton wasn’t far off that either. He chested down a long ball, squeezed between two defenders, then beat the goalkeeper.
“He had so much to do, but he did it all sublimely. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho will have loved seeing Dele, who is still only 23, do that.”
Alli is certainly getting back to his best with three virtuoso performances since Mourinho took charge.
He was pivotal against West Ham, mercurial against Olympiakos and devastating at the weekend.
In particular, the re-emergence of his link-up with Toby Alderweireld’s spraying long balls will have Tottenham fans remembering the best of their dynamic midfielder.
Hopefully, he will give Mourinho plenty more reason to smile as the season continues.