Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli is known for his skillful display on the field. And the player did not disappoint his fans when Spurs played against Southampton on Wednesday night (Thursday IST). In a video that has gone viral on social media, Alli is seen trying his skills on the match referee.
During the match against Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli recovers the ball just before his team’s penalty area. He is then seen nutmegging the referee who was hovering around the star, before attempting a back heel pass to attack on the counter.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Southampton 3-2 in the replays of the fourth round of the FA Cup. Southampton defender Jack Stephens netted in his team’s post in the 12th minute of the game, before Shane Long equalised against Spurs in the 34th minute, courtesy of Hugo Lloris’ poor handling skills.
Southampton took lead in the second half, when Danny Ings scored a clinical goal in the 72nd minute of the game. However, they could not hold onto their lead for long, when Lucas Moura scored an amazing goal just six minutes later. Son Heung-min ensured his side marched to the next round of the FA Cup after he converted from a penalty-kick. The previous match between Spurs and Southampton ended in a draw, with both sides scoring one past each other.
After the match, Jose Mourinho was humble enough to accept that the best team (Southampton) lost, after his team’s not-so-impressive display. However, Mourinho was quick to reiterate that his team suffered from fatigue after playing Manchester City on Sunday. The match against Pep Guardiola’s men ended in Mourinho’s favour, when Spurs scored twice past Ederson Moraes.
Tottenham Hotspur are struggling to make it to the top four of the Premier League as they linger on the fifth spot with 37 points. Mourinho’s men will next play against Aston Villa on Sunday in the Premier League.