Dele Alli Was Angry At Himself Not Me - Jose Mourinho

Dele Alli Was Angry At Himself Not Me - Jose Mourinho

Austin Papi

Tottenham coach, Jose Mourinho, has explained the reason behind the action of midfielder, Dele Alli, who was seen throwing a water bottle to the ground, in a feat of anger when he was substituted.

Dele was replaced by Erik Lamela in the 64th minute of Tottenham's Champions League 0-1 defeat to RB Leipzig.

Mourinho, however, explained that the player was disappointed with his own performance and not him.

"I think he was angry with his performance, not with me,

"I think he understands why I took him off and our performance improved," Mourinho said.

Dele Alli throwing a water bottle in anger 
Dele Alli throwing a water bottle in anger 

He also added that the performance of his side greatly improved after Dele Alli went off.

RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, who is in hot form, scored the game's only goal from the penalty spot on the 61st minute.

Tottenham were without their injured top striker, Harry Kane, and star man, Son Heung-min. Spurs have been handed a tasking job to defeat Leipzig at the Germans side home to make it through to the quarter-finals.

The Tottenham manager also leapt into the defence of his injury infested squad, he told ‘BT Sport’ reporters after the game:

"I'm not worried with the 1-0 - we can go there and win. What worries me is that these are our players for the next however many matches.

"Moura was absolutely dead, Bergwijn was absolutely dead, Lo Celso was absolutely dead.

"We are really in trouble. If it was just this game I'd say no problem but we have FA Cup and Premier League games.”

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