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Dele Alli may be on his way to the starting lineup

Sat 09 January 2021 | 20:30

Mourinho is impressed by Alli’s performance after being benched for a long time.

Dele Alli

has been on the bench for the most of this season but he had the chance to prove himself against Marine and he did well and impressed


boss as he praised the player’s attitude and promised that he will be playing in the Premier League against Aston Villa.

"I am really happy with his attitude in the game, of course we didn't want to risk much,"


said, speaking to BBC Sport.

"The pitch is a bit dangerous and their enthusiasm can put the creative ones in some risk, but I am happy - good professionalism, good dynamic from him and Gedson [Fernandes] to start trying to create, so really pleased for the performance.

"He was here today and of course it was not the match to measure the quality, but the professionalism and attitude and I am very happy with it, I will not be surprised if next Wednesday, Dele is playing with us."

And about


who scored three goals in their 5-0 victory against Marine he said:

"It is nice for [Vinicius], Of course, for a striker that doesn't play a lot because in front of him is the big one - every time he has a little chance to play, like in the Europa League, he is there for us and we are very happy.

"It is good for the kid [Devine]. This season we have managed to give minutes to young guys - Dane Scarlett youngest one to play in the Europa League, now for Alfie to come to his area, he is not far from here, to make his debut and score his first goal is good for him and a good feeling for everyone at the academy."

source: SportMob