Check Out “While Jose Mourinho managed Tottenham, Dele Alli pondered retiring at 24.” Dele responded to THAT part from the Amazon documentary where Mourinho called him f****** lazy in front of cameras, saying the manager promptly apologized, which wasn’t shown.
However, when the Portuguese manager dropped him from Spurs, he felt low.
“Probably my saddest moment was when Mourinho was manager, I think I was 24,” he told Gary Neville.
“One morning I woke up and had to go to training—this was after he stopped playing me—and I was in a bad place.
I recall staring in the mirror and asking whether I could retire at 24 doing what I love.
“It was heartbreaking to even consider retiring at 24.
“That hurt me a lot, another thing I had to carry.”
Dele remarked, “That ‘lazy’ comment, people love to bring that up, that interview obviously was on Amazon. After recuperation, he termed me lazy.
“A week later, he apologized for calling me lazy after seeing me train and play.
“But that wasn’t in the documentary, and no one spoke up because it was only me and him.
In the team meeting, he called me lazy, but one-on-one, I guess on the pitch, he apologized. Since I’m not lazy, I didn’t think much of it.
After then, I suppose people sought to utilize that for other decisions.
“I think other coaches, maybe, for other reasons why I wasn’t playing, stuck to that—lazy one—because it was kind of an easy, easy one to use, and the problem was probably more than that, I think.”
Arsenal midfielder Jorginho claims he is unaware of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber’s arrivals.
Rice passed his Gunners medical and signed personal terms nine days after West Ham agreed to a club-record £105million move.
With Arsenal’s attorneys still approving the transaction, the Hammers are reportedly furious.
Gunners fans are also awaiting news of a £40m deal to recruit Ajax defender Timber.
Arsenal depart Germany for the US on Sunday.
Jorginho replied: “Good question” when a fan asked when the transactions will be publicized on social media. No idea.”