Jose Mourinho offers a Tottenham lifeline to Dele Alli

Dele Alli-Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that Dele Alli might just have resurrected his career at the London club after his performance last night.

Spurs picked up a 5-0 win over Marine FC in the FA Cup and the 24-year-old midfielder was outstanding for the Premier League side.

Alli managed to pick up an assist but his all-round play was quite impressive.

The midfielder has managed just 74 minutes of Premier League action this season and Jose Mourinho claimed that it wouldn’t be surprising if the midfielder was involved on Wednesday against Aston Villa.

He said: “He was here today and of course it was not the match to measure the quality. But the professionalism and attitude and I am very happy with it. I will not be surprised if next Wednesday Dele is playing with us. I am really happy with his attitude in the game. Of course, we didn’t want to risk much, the pitch is a bit dangerous and their enthusiasm can put the creative ones in some risk. But I am happy – good professionalism, good dynamic from him and Gedson [Fernandes] to start trying to create, so really pleased for the performance.”

The player has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham this month but it seems that Mourinho has thrown him a lifeline.

It will be interesting to see if Dele Alli can establish himself as a regular starter at Tottenham  between now and the end of the season.

There is no doubt that he is a quality player and he could prove to be a superb addition to the total lineup if he can manage to regain his sharpness and confidence.