On the evening of September 27, Beijing time, in the third round of the Premier League, Tottenham played against Newcastle United at home. Before the match, Mourinho was asked in an interview that Ali was not on the squad. He said that Ali’s performance on the court was not enough. He won playing time.
Tottenham played against Newcastle United at home, and Ali once again missed the team's roster. The team coach Mourinho responded in an interview with Sky Sports before the game.
Mourinho said in the instant before the game: "We started with Sun Xingmin, Harry Kane and Lucas Jr., and we also had Bellevin and Lamela on the bench."
"When the players are on the court, they have to win playing time for the next game."