Mourinho attended the press conference and he talked about Ali's current situation. Although Mourinho was exposed to problems with Ali, the madman still praised Ali.
Mourinho said: "I am not sure whether Ali can play in the Europa League this week. The only thing I can say is that Ali is very professional. Even yesterday, he was training very hard and he got Respect for teammates and me."
In the first round of the Premier League this season, Ali was replaced at halftime. Since then, he has lost the trust of Mourinho, and he has missed the squad in the subsequent Premier League games. British media said that Mourinho's relationship with Ali has broken down.