Mourinho told he has ‘upset too many people’ to call on Alli and Bale

Jose Mourinho has been warned he is "upsetting too many people" at Tottenham to expect Gareth Bale and Dele Alli to help "bail him out".

Both players have been kept largely on the fringes of Spurs' squad so far this season but were brought off the bench in the 3-0 defeat to Man City on Saturday.

Mourinho has brought the pair back into the fold after a run of just one win in their last six matches.

But Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp feels Mourinho has burned some of his bridges already and his approach is backfiring.

"It’s a team that’s lacking confidence. He has to accept responsibility for that," Redknapp said.

"He’s bringing in Dele Alli and Gareth Bale to bail him out if you like. He’s been treating them badly, they’ve not been in the team and now you’re asking them to make a difference for you.

"That is not how modern football works. Players are like 'not for me’.

"You need to keep players onside and Jose right now is making a habit of upsetting too many people who he needs as allies not enemies."

Mourinho has been publicly critical of Alli on a number of occasions this season, while also demanded more from Bale, who has barely featured since returning on loan from Real Madrid.

Bale did provide one moment of spark in an otherwise one-sided contest as City swept Spurs aside, leading Redknapp to criticise Mourinho for changing his side's style to try and "make the fans happy".

"We were outclassed in all areas. I look at a team who were top December 15, now 14 points behind Man City," the ex-Spurs midfielder added.

"When I looked at that team who were top, a lot of people were saying they could win it, were loving they way that they played, a Jose masterclass, defensively sound, breathtaking on the break.

"And when I see this Spurs team it's a shadow of that.

"No pace going forward, Son's doing more defensive work than attacking, and this almost feels like the way they're playing now is a Jose masterclass.

"And they are really struggling."

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