Jose Mourinho appeared to hint that Dele Alli was unlikely to feature again soon for Spurs after their 1-0 defeat to Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Alli has fallen out of favour at Spurs and was linked to a last-minute loan move to Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window shut down in early October.
Alli was one of four half-time subs made by Mourinho in Belgium, meaning that of the three games he has started he has been taken off each time, twice after 45 minutes.
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Asked after the game about the four switches he made, he said: “I would like to make eleven.”
He then suggested that the players who were taken off would struggle to find future opportunities.
Antwerp's players celebrate after winning a soccer match between Belgian club Royal Antwerp FC and English team Tottenham Hotspur FC, Thursday 29 October 2020 in Antwerp
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After tonight, my future choices are going to be very easy.
“We got what we deserved. We let them win, I can say that.”
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