Midfielder Dele Alli expected a workout against the Azerbaijan champions but was happy with Spurs’ overall performance.
“I think it was unfortunate to give away the first goal but overall it was a good performance,” he told BT Sport Europe.
“They definitely weren’t going to come here and play down. They made us work for the win as we knew they would and they’re not a bad side. They came here with a point to prove and I think they did well.”
The playmaker also hailed double goalscorer Son after the South Korean changed the course of the game in two first-half minutes.
“It’s always good to help the team and I’m obviously happy for Son getting his two goals and it was good to play a part in it and I’m happy with the win,” Alli said.
“He’s a top player and it’s always good to have competition with a few players that can play up front. He put in a good performance and I’m delighted for him getting his two goals.”
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