LONDON – Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur could also be flying excessive in all competitions however the Portuguese coach conceded that he’s unable to keep all of his players proud of England ahead Dele Alli not getting any minutes of their Europa League win on Thursday.
Spurs beat Royal Antwerp 2-0 to seal high spot of their group however Alli was not one of many 5 substitutes used and midfielder Harry Winks, making a uncommon begin, walked straight down the tunnel when he got here off for Tanguy Ndombele within the second half.
“How can I keep them all happy? I don’t think they’re all happy at all, that’s the nature of football, I can no make miracles,” Mourinho informed BT Sport.
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“I told the players if they’re not subbed on just go for a hot shower,” the Portuguese stated in reference to Winks.
“I told every player that left the pitch to go because when the weather is cold I prefer they go to the dressing room and have a shower,” Mourinho later clarified.
“Winks decided to go and I am happy with that because I am the one that told him to do it.”
Spurs head into Sunday’s Premier League conflict at Crystal Palace high of the standings and haven’t misplaced for the reason that opening day of the season.
However, Alli has been a peripheral participant this marketing campaign, making solely two appearances within the league, and the 24-year-old appeared a pissed off determine on a cold night in north London.
“Let’s not run away from reality. A player on the bench who realises all five subs have been used of course is not a happy player and I would not expect him to be happy,” Mourinho stated.
Alli was linked with a transfer away from Spurs within the shut season and will search for a switch in subsequent month’s window to spice up his probabilities of making England’s Euro 2020 squad.