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'This is the life of a big club': Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits he 'felt very bad' for having to leave the struggling Dele Alli out of win at Burnley... but says he'll get a chance to prove his worth in the Europa League Dele Alli was not part of Tottenham's squad for their Monday night win at Burnley Jose Mourinho said he felt bad for Alli, but it's his job to make difficult decisions Tottenham boss assured Alli he would play in the Europa League on Thursday 

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 10:15 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 10:19 GMT, 27 October 2020

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Jose Mourinho has admitted he has sympathy for Dele Alli after the out-of-sorts Tottenham star was left out of his squad for Monday night's victory at Burnley.

Alli has fallen out of favour under Mourinho, starting just two of Tottenham's 11 fixtures all season, and is currently enduring the most challenging period of his career.

Mourinho insisted he takes no pleasure from leaving players out but understands that making difficult decisions is part and parcel of 'life at a big club'.

Jose Mourinho admitted he felt 'very bad' for leaving Dele Alli out of their win at Burnley

Jose Mourinho admitted he felt 'very bad' for leaving Dele Alli out of their win at Burnley

Alli, who played just two games this season, is set to feature in the Europa League on Thursday

Alli, who played just two games this season, is set to feature in the Europa League on

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