Dele Alli’s resurgence under Jose Mourinho continues. The England international has once again played an integral part under the new Spurs manager by scoring the opening goal in the team’s home match against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The goal was something to behold. We’ve seen some lovely stuff being played since Mourinho’s arrival. However, this goal came from a sensational long ball from Toby Alderweireld:
The Belgian’s perfectly placed long ball over the top caught out the Cherries’ defense and found a streaking Son Heung-Min. Son’s first touch was a brilliant layoff pass to Dele for the simple tap-in.
It may not be the tiki-taka football that you lay awake thinking about at night, but there’s still something beautiful and majestic about great long ball. Adding in Son’s selflessness and Dele being in the right place, it was a great goal.
UPDATE: He’s done it again! Dele notched his second goal of the match in the second half to make it 2-0 to Spurs. Again it was Toby Alderweireld with the ball from deep that found Dele in stride. A perfect first touch with his chest beat two defenders to put him in on goal. A deft chipped finish sealed the deal.