Dele Alli 'traumatised' at Tottenham 'by what Mourinho did to him' amid source reveal - pundit
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has not exploded into life this season because he is still suffering from the “trauma” of Jose Mourinho’s tenure.
That is the view of former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 25-year-old’s struggles in north London.
Alli was hauled off at half time of Tottenham 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday.
The attacking midfielder has started all seven of the Lilywhites’ Premier League fixtures this season but has so far failed to impress.
As revealed by Football Insider, the club will look to offload Alli next summer with the player said to be difficult to manage behind the scenes.
He has three years remaining on his contract with Spurs.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Alli’s form, Campbell said:
“I’ve spoke to a couple of my Spurs mates and they have been distraught with the way the whole team played against Arsenal, not just Alli.
“Yes, Alli has been par for the course. But, you have to remember there is a lot of trauma in him after what Mourinho did to him. He was not getting a look in last season and there was a lot of talk about him leaving.
“To think he is going to hit the ground running this season and everything is going to be OK is just…”
Mourinho ostracised Alli in his second season in charge of Tottenham.
The fallout between the pair nearly led to Alli’s departure from the club last January.