Jose Mourinho has revealed Dele Alli was ‘quiet and sad’ after being substituted at half-time in Tottenham’s opening Premier League game of the season against Everton amid reports of a bust-up with the midfielder.
Spurs started the new campaign on a sour note, losing 1-0 at home to Carlo Ancelotti’s side on Sunday in a disappointing performance.
England international Alli was hooked by Mourinho at the interval, with midfielder Moussa Sissoko brought on in his place.
“Dele was quiet, he was sad,” said Mourinho, regarding Alli’s reaction to being substituted against Everton amid reports he could head to Real Madrid as part of any agreement which would see Gareth Bale return to Spurs. “After the game, he was just one of many.
“He’s a good boy, very, very polite and I never saw from him a strong reaction. A good boy, a really good boy.”