Jose Mourinho watched his Tottenham Hotspur side come from behind to beat Chelsea on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night after Erik Lamela scored late on - but Mourinho took to Instagram to praise another of his Tottenham stars.
"The only thing I can say is he's being very, very professional".
The home clash against Frank Lampard's team has been viewed as a chance for Mourinho to rotate his squad, with another European game two days later, but it appears Alli will not be given the chance to fight his way back into his plans against Frank Lampard's team.
'He is working very hard, very professional, very happy, but not yet ready, ' said Mourinho.
"They didn't even create a problem - they made a decision for us".
"What would you do in my position?"
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Sandgren was a point from losing when he served at 15-40 while trailing 8-7 in the fifth. "It's one of my biggest wins, tonight". Fognini lost 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-0 to Mikhail Kukushkin and Auger-Aliassime was beaten 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 by Yoshihito Nishioka .
'So I don't speak with Gareth, I don't speak even with Steve.
"I didn't speak with Ryan Giggs either".
Tottenham Hotspur will play host to Chelsea on Wednesday, September 29, in the English League Cup. I'm not going to press.
It gives Jose Mourinho his first victory over his former midfielder as a manager after three previous defeats and also sends his side through to a quarter-final of a competition they need to win just three more games to win.
Mourinho will feel much better about things if he is able to bring another striker in to ease the workload on Kane before next Monday's worldwide transfer deadline.
Mourinho added: 'I am optimistic but more than that the feeling I like is that we are trying everything to do it. "You succeed, you don't succeed is a different story".
Does that mean you can't find upcoming soccer matches?
"In the transfer market, it's more of the same". "I don't want players to moan, I don't want players to be feel frustrated, I don't want players to feel that I have something against them when I don't pick them".