By Paddy Kenny

8th Jul, 2021 | 6:00pm

Tottenham star Alli can be 'unplayable' next season after frank Mourinho admission - pundit

Dele Alli has realised his attitude was not right under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham but can use self-reflection to get back to his “unplayable” best

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Alli’s comments to Goal on 5th July.

The midfielder claimed that working with Mourinho was a “great experience” and that he blames “himself” for his career stagnation.

Alli played just 233 minutes in 32 league matches under Jose Mourinho in 2020-21.

Kenny hailed the 25-year-old for taking responsibility for his flatlining form.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Maybe he’s realised that his attitude wasn’t right and it’s got to sort itself out.

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“Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up if things aren’t right and put them right.

“If that’s the case, this is a good move. He’s come out, he’s been open and honest and I haven’t got a problem with that.

“Hopefully, he can get his head down now. Whatever hasn’t been right with him, hopefully he can sort that out and get back in that Tottenham team.

“When he was bang at it a couple of years ago he was unplayable. Now maybe he can kick on and get back to that.”

Football Insider revealed on 24th May that Spurs will listen to offers for Alli despite a run in the team under then-interim manager Ryan Mason.

Mason’s permanent successor has since been named as ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

In other news, Tottenham agree personal terms with 22-year-old defender as they close in on eight-figure deal.