Dele Alli makes heartfelt claim about Pochettino and the impact he has had on the players

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, looks to be returning to form after a long spell of injuries and poor performances in a Lilywhite shirt.

Dele has started the last two games for Pochettino, scoring a later equaliser at home to Watford on Saturday, before putting in a fine performance in the 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League last night.

This was Tottenham’s first win in four games across all competitions, only their fourth win out of 13 this season, and just their third clean sheet in that time.

After such a poor string of results, including losses to Bayern Munich, Brighton, Leicester, Newcastle, and Colchester, Poch and his team came under a lot of criticism and pressure.

However, Dele Alli assures fans that the team remains one unit and that they are fully behind Pochettino, even stating that many of them would not be where they are without the Argentine.

Dele said (Sky Sports): “A lot of us would not be where we are now if it was not for him. All we can do is thank him.

“We have always trusted him 100 per cent and we are going to keep doing that. We are a team.

“When things are not going our way it is easy for people to try and get at the manager but we need to look at ourselves as players. We are doing that and we are going to keep working hard.

“It is strange because since we have been together here we probably have not been through this situation but I do not think it is that much of a big deal,” he added.

“We have just got to keep working hard and focus on ourselves, not listen to too much that is going on around the outside and make sure we head in the right direction.

“It is a new experience for a lot of us here, that is probably why the reaction has been [what it has]. People are making a bigger deal out of it than maybe what it actually is.

“Ever since we have been together, with the manager we have got and the players we have got, we need to be winning every game.

“Every club has it where they have a little bit of a dip. When we are so used to winning, it is important we show our character and how strong we really are as a team and a club.”

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