Alli thanks this man for Tottenham win – and it isn’t Son or Kane

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur ran rampant against a below-par Chelsea side at Wembley on Saturday.

They won the game 3-1, but in truth, could have scored six or seven themselves with the opportunities they created.

Dele Alli opened the scoring with a flick header, before and long range Kane strike foxed the keeper, and a solo Son run finished Chelsea off.

Pochettino decided to line up with a physical and tall Tottenham team, with the likes of Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko bossing the centre of the park.

Dele Alli was on Jorginho duty, and managed to both keep the playmaker quiet, as well as beating him offensively too.

Sonny played on the shoulder of the centre backs, with Kane able to drop deep to collect the ball, as he did with his goal.

Tactically, it was superb from Spurs, and Alli had only one man to thank, his manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Daily Mail report Alli said: “I think working with Poch you know how good he is. He’s an amazing manager tactically. A lot of it was the work we did tactically: on the front foot, pushing up high.

“He’s managing the squad well, rotating when he needs to, picking the players that he feels are best on that day. That’s important for the team, to have players that are fresh and ready to go. Everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. He makes it very clear what you have to do.

“So going into the game, you know your role and what you have to do. You don’t have to worry about anything else, your football is natural, it’s what you’ve been doing for a long time. So as long as we’re clear on our roles and responsibilities, we can enjoy playing.”

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