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Jose Mourinho's Personal Chat With Dele Alli Shows His Excellent Management Skills

Daniel Marland

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Jose Mourinho's Personal Chat With Dele Alli Shows His Excellent Management Skills

Jose Mourinho's personal chat with Dele Alli in Tottenham Hotspur's 'All Or Nothing' documentary is a masterclass in man management.


The highly-anticipated series launched earlier this week and Mourinho has been the star of the show.

An insight into the mind of the Portuguese manager has given fans the chance to see him work closely with Spurs players - with one big name being Dele Alli.

Mourinho sits down with the 24-year-old and brutally suggests he will never fulfill his potential unless he regains focus.

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Image Credit: PA

"Maybe, inside, you are telling me to f*** off, but I have to tell you exactly what I see," Mourinho begins.

"I have no doubts about your potential. I saw you do incredible things in incredible matches. But I always felt that you had ups and downs.

"There is a huge difference between a player who has consistency and a player who has moments. That is what makes the difference between a top, top player and a player with top potential.

"It is something to analyse yourself for you to realise why your career has been MK Dons, Tottenham, national team... bang!

"Then, when you reached the top, why do you have these little ups and downs."

Alli joined Spurs from MK Dons in 2015 and quickly established himself as a first team regular.

The England has seen his influence diminish in the last two seasons however and he made just 25 appearances in the last campaign.

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Image Credit: PA

"I don't know if it is to do with your lifestyle - if in one period you were an amazing professional but in another period you felt you had become a party boy," Mourinho continued.

"I have no idea - only you can know that.

"I am 56 now and yesterday I was 20. Time flies. One day I think you will regret it if you don't reach what you can reach.

"I am not expecting you to be the man of the match every game. I am not expecting you to score goals every game. I want just to tell you that you will regret it.

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Image Credit: PA

"You should demand more from yourself. It should not be me demanding more from you.

"Nobody else. You. You should demand more from yourself."

Mourinho's arrival in November did see Alli's form pick up once again before dropping off later in the season.

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Topics: Spurs, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Premier League, Dele Alli, tottenham

Daniel Marland
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