‘Nobody else. You. You should…’ – What Jose Mourinho said to Dele Alli amid new career low

Jose Mourinho’s warning to Dele Alli after his difficult stint at Besiktas has been deemed accurate, writes the SportBible.

Alli joined the Turkish club last summer in an attempt to revive his career, which had taken a downturn since his move from Tottenham to Everton. Despite showing glimpses of his talent at Besiktas, the 27-year-old struggled to perform consistently and has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Alli is currently receiving treatment for his injured hip at Goodison Park, his parent club. Following his return, a video of Mourinho’s speech to Alli during his Spurs days resurfaced online, highlighting the accuracy of his warning.

The Portuguese boss warned the talented midfielder: “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.

“You should demand more from yourself. It should not be me demanding more from you. Nobody else. You. You should demand more from yourself.”

Alli’s arrival at Spurs from MK Dons was a revelation, as he formed a formidable partnership with Harry Kane and played a crucial role in the club’s Premier League title charge during the 2015/16 season. Alli was also prolific in front of goal, scoring 67 goals during his tenure at the London club, including 18 league goals in the 2016/17 campaign. However, since then, his career has taken a downward turn, with the risk of him failing to fulfill his potential.