Takes his chance
Dele Alli has taken advantage of the opportunity given to him this evening by Jose Mourinho. He produced a man of the match display as Tottenham cruised to a 4-1 (8-1 aggregate) victory against Wolfesberger in the Europa League.
Alli was involved in three of the goals including opening the scoring with a glorious bicycle kick in tenth minute, the second we have seen from a London team in Europe in 24 hours, after Olivier Giroud’s goal against Atletico Madrid last night.
Dele Alli saw Olivier Giroud’s bicycle kick and raised him pic.twitter.com/ekHLUKjI1F
— Goal (@goal) February 24, 2021
He then created goals for Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale in a man of the match performance which drew praise from his manager.
“We had a difficult period… the market closed, the injury is gone, he starts working with lots of motivation and it’s coming!”
Jose Mourinho was happy to see a confident Dele and had a lot of praise for 16-year-old talent Dane Scarlett after Spurs’ win
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 24, 2021
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Carlos Vinícius of Tottenham Hotspurcelebrates scoring his teams first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group J stage match between Tottenham Hotspur and Royal Antwerp at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)
Dele Alli wasn’t the only player to shine as youngsters Marcel Lavinier and Nile John came off the bench as did 16 year old Dane Scarlett, who laid on an assist for the second of Vinicius goals.
A night to remember for these two ✨
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 24, 2021
16y 337d – Aged 16 years and 337 days, Tottenham’s Dane Scarlett is the first 16-year-old to assist a Europa League goal since Kylian Mbappé in December 2015 for Monaco against Tottenham. Prospect. pic.twitter.com/sooxTEbvDg
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2021
All in all a good night for Spurs as they ease into Friday’s draw for the round of 16, where they are likley to face stiffer opposition than they did tonight.