Dele Alli has expressed his shortcomings which prevented him from enduring a productive season at Tottenham. The England international endured the worst season of his career in 2020-21campaign but is keen to show under Nuno Espirito Santo exactly what he can do as he looks to make a comeback.
Dele Alli has been self-critical of his diminishing performance at Spurs amidst limited game times and managerial changes. Taking responsibility for most of his shortcomings, Alli has refused to criticise Mourinho in a bid to improve his performance. Despite Tottenham falling well short of their Premier League goals, Dele spent much of the campaign on the outside looking in.
What has been an extremely underwhelming season for Dele, In the 32 league matches Spurs played under Jose Mourinho, Dele was on the pitch for just 233 minutes. To put that into context, he played 385 minutes in the six league matches that interim coach Ryan Mason went onto manage in the final run-in following Mourinho's sacking. As Dele looks to revive his promising career, he has expressed his shortcomings and what he would do to get back on track.
“The only person I blame is myself. I should be performing at a level where it is difficult to not put me in the team or not play me. I don’t blame anyone but myself. Working with Mourinho was a great experience and one I learned a lot from,” Alli said, reported by Goal.
“I want to make this year one of the best I have had. A lot of people have said I need to find the form I was in a few years ago. For me, I don’t even want to get to that, I want to go past that and reach my full potential to be the best player I can be. It has been a tough few years but I have been working hard and analysing what I need to do to get better. I have been training a lot on most days of my holiday. I didn’t feel I needed much rest, so it is just training the whole way through. Everyone is looking for that extra few per cent, so you have to keep up. I am feeling good and the best I have felt in a long time.”