Fans of Tottenham Hotspur have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relayed the comments of Jose Mourinho following Spurs’ victory against Sheffield United.
In the fixture itself, Tottenham comfortably defeated Chris Wilder’s side thanks first-half goals from Serge Aurier and Harry Kane, before Tanguy Ndombele’s superbly executed improvised lob sealed the points in the second half after David McGoldrick had pulled one back for the hosts.
The £40.5 million-rated Ndombele’s performance earned him a 9/10 rating from Football.London’s Tottenham correspondent Alasdair Gold, with the journalist stating that the midfielder ‘impressed’ while playing in a ‘deeper role’ in the fixture.
After the match, Mourinho singled out Ndombele for praise, claiming that the 24-year-old is a “great example” of that, with him as a manager, the door is “always open when a player wants to come in the direction of the team”.
And, after Daily Hotspur relayed the footage of Mourinho on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on his comments, with many appearing to interpret the 57-year-old’s words as a dig at Dele Alli.
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So, what exactly did these Tottenham Hotspur fans have to say in reaction to Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments?
“Only Dele’s fault he’s not playing”
“If he wants to leave let him leave”
“Some rise to the challenge, some waver. Dele wants the easy way out.”
“Subtle dig at Dele here?”
“Shots fired at Dele?”
“Another little dig at dele”
“Just wish his team would take this many shots”
All in all, it would appear that the vast majority of these Tottenham fans believe that Mourinho’s comments were a dig at Dele Alli, who has played just 74 minutes of Premier League football so far this season, and was once again left out of the manager’s matchday squad against Sheffield United, amid reports linking the midfielder with a move away from the club this month.