Mauricio Pochettino and Alan Pardew both talk about Tottenham Hotspur’s quality after Spurs beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Dele Alli produced a goal-of-the-season contender in Tottenham’s 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday and it was not the first time he has showcased his goalscoring talents this season.
Near the edge of the area Christian Eriksen headed Harry Kane’s cross to Alli, and despite him appearing to have few options the 19-year-old took one touch to control possession, another to flick it over Mile Jedinak, and with the third – after turning the midfielder – powerfully volleyed into the bottom left corner.
It gave Spurs the lead in the 83rd minute and was his sixth goal of the season for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Pochettino (on Dele Alli’s brilliant goal): “It was wonderful. It was an amazing goal. He showed tremendous quality and I think now it’s around the world on every TV. I think it was fantastic but the most fantastic effort from the team. I am very pleased, it was a difficult game, they had a clean week to prepare for the game, we played again Leicester, very tough game in the FA Cup replay. I am very pleased by the performance and for the effort because it was fantastic from the squad.”
Pardew (on Spurs being able to challenge for the Premier League title): “They rotate the ball well and in possession they’re as good as any team we’ve played. Out of possession, maybe that’s where they need to just tighten up a little bit. We had some chances today that maybe they would like to think they could eradicate, but they’re a good side, very good side.”
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