Tottenham have finished in the top three for three consecutive seasons now, cementing their Champions League pedigree in the Prem.
However, despite coming close to challenging for the title in Chelsea and Leicester’s Championship winning seasons, Tottenham haven’t yet managed to win that elusive Premier League trophy, or any other trophy for that matter.
Tottenham arguably have one of the best, if not the best starting eleven in the league, but whether it’s luck, problems mentally, or a lack of squad depth, for some reason this hasn’t translated into silverware.
However, Dele Alli told the Evening Standard that he remains confident that wins are on the horizon: “No matter what people are talking about, we have belief in ourselves.
“There are some great sides out there, but we have to focus on us. We don’t worry about what anyone else says.
“We’ll keep trying to get as many points as we can and if nobody else is talking about us as title contenders, it doesn’t bother me.
“It is a statement that we can win at places like United. We had belief we could do it. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way or something happens.
“I remember Kyle Walker’s own goal there when we played really well and lost [1-0, in 2015] – but this year it all came together. We didn’t start very well but stayed in the game, showed great character and were clinical in the second half.
“We want to keep moving forward. We have got a great side and we are still fighting every day in training to improve.”
Spurs finished a whopping 23 point behind last years’ Champions Manchester City, however the point gap between first and third is unlikely to be that large this season.
Alli and co will be hoping that a mixture of improved Tottenham performances and a dip in Man City form could see the Lilywhites lift the trophy this year.
“We want to try and achieve as much as we can together. We enjoy playing together and if it comes to a point where you aren’t improving then maybe you have to think about think about something else.
“But for now, we are in a great place, with a great manager who doesn’t want to stand still.
“We are all excited about the team we have. You can see the direction the club is heading and we want to be a part of it.
“The manager and chairman have shown trust in the players by backing us and Harry’s deal shows he wants to repay that.
“As players, it does give you a bit of confidence that we look like we are strong enough to compete again.”
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