New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho took another step at the weekend when it came to winning over those who remain doubtful within the Spurs fanbase as we picked up his third straight win having welcomed Bournemouth to White Hart Lane.
With England midfielder Dele Alli continuing his comeback to form with a brace on the day, a rare effort from Moussa Sissoko took us to a 3-2 victory, although defensively again there are concerns with the way we are shipping goals against.
Former player and now BBC pundit Garth Crooks again named the 23-year-old in his Team of the Week selection and he certainly had high praise indeed for his turn of form following the arrival of our new gaffer.
“The mere fact that Alli has appeared in my team of the week in consecutive weeks and had a memorable match in midweek against Olympiakos tells its own story. It looks like the kid is back. Every time he receives the ball it feels like something is about to happen. That feeling has been absent in his game for some time. Against Bournemouth, he should have had a hat-trick and would have done if he was at his very best, so there is still some work for him to do. It does look like Mourinho is starting to have an effect.”
Alli now boasts two goals and an assist for Jose in the Premier League, which as Crooks points out, was his return across the last 12 matches under Mauricio Pochettino. Five goals and two assists for the campaign so far, so he’s at least moving back in the right direction.
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