Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho has come out to say that Dele Alli can make a return to the Spurs team vs Maccabi Haifa in the UEL.
Mourinho recently revealed that the Englishman still has a role to play in the long-term at the club.
According to him, Dele Alli has been very professional despite not being selected in recent games and he respects such attitude.
He then added that the midfielder has stayed positive in training so he could be recalled into the team very soon.
His words, “I cannot confirm Dele’s playing but I cannot confirm he’s not playing,”
“We have still training sessions [on Wednesday], we have still decisions to make
“The only thing I can say is he’s being very, very professional. I have only respect for him.
“He’s being very professional, particularly [on Tuesday] when the team was preparing for the [Chelsea] game and he wasn’t.
“It would be perfectly acceptable to have a lack of motivation, even a lack of professionalism for this training session but it was exactly the opposite.
“He trained very hard. He has my respect and the respect of his team-mates so it’s possible he plays [on Thursday].”
On Bale, “Bale cannot play [Thursday] or even on the weekend, that I can confirm. He is working very hard, very committed, very professional, very happy but not yet [ready].
“I believe the two weeks of internationals can be important for his last phase of his recovering and fitness, hopefully to play when we come back for the weekend after the national teams.”