Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has sent a thinly veiled dig at former club boss Jose Mourinho.
Ali was one of the Spurs players who was said not to be in the good books of the Portuguese and speaking after their win over Wolves on Sunday, the England midfielder said he is enjoying his football under caretaker boss Ryan Mason.
In his post-match interview, Ali said that Spurs are now thriving by playing a more attacking style, different to tactics deployed by Mourinho during his time at the club.
"We dominated from the start. They gave us a few problems but l thought we managed the game well. I'm disappointed in myself for not finishing that chance [which hit the post]. We had a game plan and stuck with it. We believed in ourselves and eventually it paid off.
"I enjoyed it. When we have the ball and play like this, it's a joy. I just try to express myself and have fun. Mentally, I just went out there to try to help the team as much as l can. If we are to win these games, we have to all work together. Personally, l am just trying to find rhythm and form.
"We aren't happy with where we are. With the ability we have in the squad, we should definitely be higher up. We only have ourselves to blame. We are showing now what we can do as a team, but it's a bit too late. We just have to finish as strong as we can,” Ali told Sky Sports after the game.
🗣 "It's a joy to play, I'm just trying to express myself."— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) May 16, 2021
Dele Alli says he's enjoying his time playing again in the Tottenham starting line-up pic.twitter.com/4q2GAasItG