DELE ALLI’S furious response to Tottenham’s disappointing night against RB Leipzig has been revealed from a brilliant new camera angle.
With Spurs left clinging on to their place in the Champions League having just conceded to the Germans, the midfielder was taken off by Jose Mourinho.
Cameras picked up Alli slamming a water bottle into the bench after leaving the pitch and slumping into his chair, where he took off his boots and threw them to the ground, too.
With his head in his hands, the England international was clearly inconsolable as Tottenham‘s week went from bad to worse.
Timo Werner’s second-half penalty served as the winner on Leipzig’s trip to North London in their Champions League last-16 first leg meeting.
Speaking after the 1-0 loss, Mourinho insisted Alli was unhappy with his own display rather than the nature of his exit.
Mourinho told beIN Sports: “I think he was upset with his performance.
“Not with the substitution, with his performance.
“I tried to play the last part of the game with [Erik] Lamela on one side, Giovani [Lo Celso] on the other side and then with the two fast players through the middle.
“The only problem was the two fast players were not fast any more because of fatigue.”
Fans online were divided over whether Alli showed passion or petulance as Spurs struggled without injured stars Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
One Tottenham Twitter account wrote: “That’s great to see. We want players who care about coming off the pitch and want to do better. Well done Dele, keep going and the goals will come.”
Another, Shivani, added: “Sick of your tantrums you little b****! Play better and you won’t be subbed. Get over yourself.”
Paul pointed out: “I showed my frustration in Dele tonight for probably the first time ever, but I’d still rather he walked off the pitch like this, than with a big smug smile. That would wind me up to be honest lol.”