Tottenham Hotspurs’ Dele Alli has spoken out about the confidence in the club following a resounding 3-1 win over Real Madrid.
Alli scored twice and Christian Eriksen added a third as Tottenham recorded an impressive win over Los Blancos at Wembley.
“We have been a bit unfortunate the last two seasons in the Premier League, coming second and third,” Alli said, although the attacking midfielder was wary that his team-mates keep their feet on the ground following such an historic night against Real Madrid.
“Its important we don’t get carried away with the way we played,” he added, “we have to keep making sure we build together as a team, keep working together on the training field and make sure we are putting in performances at the weekend. Take each game as it comes and make sure we get as many points as we can.”
The England international was full of praise for manager Mauricio Pochettino, who he credited for the team’s success.
“The way he talks to us in the meetings he gives us a lot of self-belief,” Alli revealed. “Tactically we are very strong, we put a lot of trust in the manager and he puts a lot of trust into us, we feel like we can beat everyone.”
Alli had missed the first three games of Tottenham’s Champions League campaign due to a suspension from last season, and teammate Harry Kane urged him to be calm to avoid more suspensions.
“I think it hurt him he was banned for three games, as it would anyone,” Kane said.
“Especially missing big games; Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid. So you can see he was raring to go, and what a performance from him, he was fantastic, two goals.
“It was great to have him back in the Champions League. Hopefully he stays calm and we’ll have him for the rest of the campaign.”