Jose Mourinho has revealed he was ‘upset’ with Dele Alli throughout Tottenham’s 3-1 Carabao Cup win over Stoke.
The England midfielder was given a uncommon begin, simply his fourth of the season, as objectives from Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Harry Kane noticed Spurs progress to the semi-finals of the competitors.
Alli was denied twice by Stoke goalkeeper Andy Lonergan within the first-half, however gave the ball away for Stoke’s 53rd-minute equaliser.
The 24-year-old was substituted within the 66th minute as Tottenham boss Mourinho accused him of ‘creating issues’ for his crew.
He mentioned: “Sure, for me a participant that performs in that place is a participant that has to hyperlink and create and to not create issues for his personal crew.
“In that scenario, an goal counter-attack would in all probability finish with a purpose, and it ended with a counter-attack behind our defenders.
“We had been unbalanced as a result of when you find yourself in possession you’ve got full-backs out huge and one other midfielder in a distinct line and so they caught us in a counter-attack and so they reworked the results of the sport that was completely in our fingers, so sure I’m upset.”
Bale opened the scoring for Tottenham within the 22nd minute, however was compelled off at half-time with a calf harm.
Mourinho mentioned: “Yeah, [it] was his determination.
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“One thing he felt within the final a part of the first-half and he didn’t need to come out earlier than the second-half so he stayed.
“Whereas he was strolling to the dressing room he instructed me instantly that he couldn’t come for the second-half.
“One thing I feel with [his] calf. I’m undecided as at the moment I simply wished to reorganise the crew and make the change.”