- Jose Mourinho has commended Dele Alli after his side's win over West Ham United
- The Portuguese born tactician guided Tottenham to their first away win in months at the London Stadium
- Mourinho said Alli is too good not to be a starter for the north London side and the national team
Tottenham Hotspur new manager Jose Mourinho has showered praises on England midfielder Dele Alli after their 3-2 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium.
The 23-year-old provided a superb assist which led to Spurs opening goal through Son Heung-min in the 36th minute of the encounter.
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Lucas Moura and Harry Kane also scored a goal each to ensure the Portuguese tactician claim his first win in charge of the team.
Mourinho said: "I’m happy with him, I spent a few minutes with him in training and outside the pitch. And we were saying that the best Dele Alli has to be back. "He’s too good to not be one of the best players in the world and not playing with the national team.
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One of Alli's biggest setbacks has been injuries which have interfered with his consistency - something Mourinho is keen to avoid in order to get the best out of him.
"He has to start from now, has to start now without injuries and start with some stability from tactical point of view.’
Mourinho also revealed his conversation with the said player before this evening's fixture, insisting Alli is too good not to be an important player for Spurs.
"I spent a few minutes with him in training, and also in our social life outside the pitch, and we were speaking that the best Dele has to be back," he told BT Sport.
"He is too good to not be in the national team. He is too good to not be a fundamental player for Spurs.
The Portuguese took over at the club earlier this week after the sack of former handler Mauricio Pochettino.
Based on the performance against Westham, there were glimpses that perhaps the players had already began adapting to Mourinho's style and tactics.
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