Jose Mourinho divulges training ground jibe he’s used to motivate Tottenham star Dele Alli

Jose Mourinho is keen to revitalise Dele Alli’s Tottenham form after a poor 18 months.

Jose Mourinho has told Dele Alli he is the poor relation of the Tottenham team at the moment in a bid to spark him back into the form he showed two years ago.

In a remarkable exchange on his first full day at the club, Mourinho called the England international aside to find out why he has been unable to live up to the promise he showed when he first arrived at the club.

“I have already spoken with him,” Mourinho told reporters. “I asked him if he was Dele or Dele’s brother.

“He told me he was Dele. ‘Okay,’ I said. ‘Play like Dele’.”