Dele bemoans wasted opportunity

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Dele Alli has bemoaned another wasted opportunity to win silverware after Manchester United progressed to the FA Cup Final with victory at Wembley.

He had given us the lead inside 11 minutes, and despite dominating possession in the early exchanges, We were unable to take the game by the scruff of the neck and force home our advantage.

Alexis Sanchez outjumped the Spurs defence to level the match, before Ander Herrera fired home the second just after the hour mark.

Our response was tepid, to say the least, and Alli was left cursing a defeat which he feels was of the teams own making.

“We let ourselves down,”:he told the BBC. “It’s very disappointing. We have to try and pick ourselves up and finish the season strongly.
“You can’t go 1-0 up and then 2-1 down against a team like Manchester United. We can’t put ourselves in that situation.

He added: “We were dominant from the first minute and it only looked to be going one way.

It was our second defeat in the semi-final stages in the past two seasons, and the club’s eighth in a row and that hoodoo, capped with the fact that – despite their vast improvement under Mauricio Pochettino – Spurs are yet to win a trophy since 2008.

Alli admitted that Spurs cannot afford to keep throwing chances away. He said: “Everyone talks [about the club’s need for silverware]. We want to win trophies, we have the staff that want to win. We can’t keep doing this. We can’t throw it away. We have got to improve.”

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