Mourinho convinced Alli will stay at Spurs

Dele Alli

Jonathan Veal

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects Dele Alli to still be at the club when the transfer window closes and will give him the chance to prove his worth.

Alli was taken off at half-time of the opening day defeat to Everton and left out of the following two games and has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain in recent days. But he will travel to North Macedonia for the Europa League third-round qualifying clash against Shkendija tonight.

When asked if he expected Alli to stay, Mourinho said: "I believe, I can even say I am convinced, that he will be."

The Portuguese added: "I always told (you) that he will have his opportunities, that (there's) no problem at all to have him and, like every other player, performances are very important. "He's coming, he has a chance to play and it will be important for him to perform. It will be important for him and every other player, when the squad becomes competitive in many positions, it's important for every player on the pitch to have an answer and perform."

Mourinho says the onus is on Alli to prove his worth. He said: "I always feel that 99 pc of the responsibility is the player. Me and my staff and the people that work with the players everyday. We have one pc of that responsibility, 99 pc of that belongs to them. We all know that since Dele arrived from MK Dons he had ups and downs, he had fabulous periods and also other periods where he disappeared from the top level of performances."