It’s safe to say that the honeymoon period is over for Jose Mourinho now at Tottenham, as he approaches nearly two months in charge as manager.
Spurs enjoyed the usual boost on the pitch of a new manager arriving and started to turn in some decent results, but the reality is now beginning to settle in.
The North London club have one point from their last three Premier League games and find themselves nine points adrift of the Champions League positions.
They travel to in-form Watford on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League and it’s vital that they get back to winning ways quickly.
Dele Alli was certainly one of the players to benefit massively from the arrival of Mourinho and he’s started to look back to his best.
The attacking midfielder has scored five goals in 13 games across all competitions under Mourinho, but hasn’t found the back of the net in the last five games.
His small dip in form has come at the wrong time, as Spurs have lost star centre-forward Harry Kane through injury until at least April.
Mourinho is going to need a big effort from his team to be successful in the second half of the season and he should put pressure on Alli to be his talisman.
The 23-year-old definitely has the quality to be the star man moving forward at Spurs and it appears he has more licence to drift forward in the team.
He could definitely help cover the lose of Kane’s goals and Spurs could really do with him delivering on a consistent basis.