Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has insisted he doesn’t blame former boss Jose Mourinho for his lack of minutes final season.
Initially billed as a key participant underneath Mourinho, Dele’s bubble quickly popped and he spent many of the 2020/21 season out within the chilly. He began simply two Premier League matches earlier than Mourinho’s departure and was closely linked with a transfer away earlier than Ryan Mason took over in direction of the tip of the season.
Mourinho did not conceal away from his frustration in direction of Dele, publicly scolding the Englishman’s angle in direction of coaching.
Regardless of being the topic of Mourinho’s fury, Dele insisted to Goal that he has no exhausting emotions in direction of his former boss and admitted he ought to have executed extra to win Mourinho over within the first place.
“The one particular person I blame is myself,” mentioned Dele. “I ought to be acting at a degree the place it’s troublesome to not put me within the group or not play me. I don’t blame anybody however myself.
“Working with Mourinho was an amazing expertise and one I discovered loads from.”
Because the season got here to an finish, Dele has been working with a private group who’ve managed all facets of his life, together with food regimen and off-field actions, to get himself within the best-possible form to fulfill new supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo.
“He [Nuno] has executed an amazing job at Wolves,” he added. “I’m trying ahead to talking to him and dealing with him. He is a good supervisor and it’s thrilling occasions.
“I wish to make this yr top-of-the-line I’ve had. Lots of people have mentioned I want to seek out the shape I used to be in a couple of years in the past. For me, I don’t even wish to get to that, I wish to go previous that and attain my full potential to be the perfect participant I may be.
“It has been a troublesome few years however I’ve been working exhausting and analysing what I must do to get higher.
“I’ve been coaching loads on most days of my vacation. I didn’t really feel I wanted a lot relaxation, so it’s simply coaching the entire approach by.
“Everyone seems to be on the lookout for that additional few per cent, so it’s a must to sustain. I’m feeling good and the perfect I’ve felt in a very long time.”