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Men's Football Jose Mourinho brings the spark back to Tottenham

JOSE MOURINHO is a man with a plan. 

The manager labelled the “special one” replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager just over a fortnight ago and so far has won three out of three games in charge, reigniting Spurs’ spark. 

Tottenham beat Bournemouth 3-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday to move up to fifth in the table, their first back to back Premier League win for them since April.

The Cherries got two goals back when Harry Wilson came on as a substitute and gave Bournemouth a glimmer of hope — it was Bournemouth’s first every away goal at Spurs. 

Dele Alli has found his form since Mourinho stepped foot inside the club and asked Dele if it had been him or his brother playing — insinuating he hadn’t been watching the real version of Dele out on the pitch. 

The midfielder bagged himself a brace and narrowly missed out on a hat-trick. 

Moussa Sissoko also got on the scoresheet after a fine display, showing his attacking prowess. 

On Deli, Mourinho said: “Everybody speaks about him for the right reasons. He’s playing really well. I couldn’t ask anything more from him. He’s scoring goals, assisting, working, fantastic. 

“A player of such quality, its not possible he’s not performing at a high level. Normally there’s a bit of up and down but you have to perform to your potential. I find him a good guy in the group, not this kind of selfish person. Now lots of self-esteem and confidence to play. 

“For me Dele is not a midfield player. He’s a player to play like he’s playing close to Harry [Kane] following some dynamic that we train with but also with freedom. I think this is the best position for him.”

Mourinho is not naive to know there are some defensive difficulties to sort out in order to prevent leaking goals at the back if Spurs are going to challenge the top four. 

They face Mourinho’s former club Manchester United next, where Mourinho will return to Old Trafford to try to return with three points.

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