Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho rebuked Dele Alli for showing off and losing the ball, which led to Stoke City leveling, before Tottenham won 3-1 in the English League Cup quarter-finals.
“(Stoke) got a counter-attack. So, definitely I was angry,” said the Portuguese coach, after giving Ali a rare starting spot in the Stoke City match on Wednesday.
Ali missed several chances to score before losing the ball, allowing Stoke to launch in a rare counterattack, as Jordan Thompson equalized 1-1 in a match dominated by Tottenham.
On this, Mourinho said: “For me, the player who plays in this position (the second striker) should be cooperative, create chances and not cause problems for his team … We were strong in the first half. (Stoke) did not touch the ball and did not shoot on the goal, and did not He gets a corner kick. Instead of eliminating the match, we caused ourselves problems. “
Mourinho appeared to be punishing a robot, as he substituted him after Stoke’s goal in the second half, and pictures showed that he had told him, “Your attempt to pass with the heel cost us this goal.”
Tottenham will play in the semi-finals of the English Premier League Cup against Brentford, competitors in the English Premier League, while Manchester United will play against Manchester City for a place in the final, scheduled for the 25th of next April, at Wembley Stadium. .