Tottenham boss Mourinho wants out-of-favour Alli to follow Ndombele's example and get Spurs career back on track
Tottenhammanager Jose Mourinhohas said that out-of-favour midfielder Dele Alli should follow the example set by Tanguy Ndombele.
The England midfielder has been linked with a move away from north Londonmuch like his team-mate Ndombele, who has oftenfound himself out of Mourinho's lineupsince moving from Lyon in July 2019.
Ndombele, though, could be turning a corner in his Spurs career as he has now started back-to-back matches and has prompted Mourinho to say the 23-year-old is improving.
"I’m very happy with him," Mourinho said of Ndombele ahead of Sunday's Premier League match againstNewcastle.
"I say all the time, when a player improves it’s a player’s responsibility, it’s the player’s credit. It’s not the coach who makes the miracle. The player that does that by himself, to understand what he has to understand and go in the right direction that he has to go. Tanguy, step by step, is doing very well.
"I didn't talk to Tanguy. I just think that he felt the direction which it was going was not the right one and it’s something that players with me, they feel all of the time that I don’t give positions for free.
"The players have to fight, they have to perform, I would never give him a place in the team because he was an expensive buy or because he’s an important player. He has to do that by himself, probably with the help of his colleagues, with the help of his teammates, he went in a good direction."
Mourinho has even suggested that Alli could learn a thing or two from his team-mate.
When asked if Ndombele's reaction is what he wants to see from Alli and others who are out of favour,Mourinho said:"Yes, that’s what I want.
"I don’t want players to moan, I don’t want players to feel frustrated, I don’t want players to feel that I have something against them when I don’t pick them up.
Source : goal.com
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