A minor setback for a major comeback seems to be the perfect way to describe Jose Mourinho's era at Tottenham Hotspur for Dele Alli.
The Spurs midfielder is slowly but surely getting back to the best version of himself, providing yet another great performance in Tottenham's 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wonderers.
Dele, who started only his third Premier League game of the season against Wolves, showed a lot of energy pressing and winning second balls, being a huge factor in the Spurs win.
The London native played 82 minutes before being replaced by Tanguy Ndombele, where he recorded 64 touches, three tackles, hitting the woodwork once, plus a solid 81% passing accuracy.
There's still quite some way to go for Dele, considering he hasn't played the full 90 minutes of a Premier League game since March 10th. 2020 against Burnley FC.
Ryan Mason speaks
Spurs manager Ryan Mason addressed Dele's performance after the game, and whether or not if he thinks he will be able to make the England squad for the Euros this summer.
''I can't speak in terms of what Gareth (Southgate) is thinking. I don't know on that but for me Dele was excellent,'' Mason said. ''I don't really like singling out players but it's hard not to because I'm sure everyone felt it.
He ran, he competed, he pressed, he created opportunities. I'm sure he's disappointed not to get a goal himself. It was an excellent number 10 performance, I'm really, really pleased.''
Since Jose Mourinho left North London in March, the 25 year-old has accumulated three Premier League starts, which is more than the two he had under the Portuguese manager this season.
Under 'The Special One', Dele saw action mostly in the UEFA Europa League games, playing a total of 10 games and recording three goals along with three assists.
According to Transfermarkt, Dele Alli's worth in football has decreased a little bit less than 70,00 mill. € since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur.
Currently, Dele is worth 32,00 mill. €.
In 2018, Alli was considered as one of the most promising players in the world, winning back-to-back (17'-18') PFA Young Player of the Season, awarded to the best Premier League player under 21 years old.
The 25 year-old is under contract with Spurs until 2024, and in case he maintains this level, there's no doubt he can become one of the best players in England.