Tottenham star Dele Alli has said the club’s players want to repay the faith Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino have shown in them by winning trophies, hinting he will commit his future to the Londoners.
The London Evening Standard claims Alli is “expected” to follow the leads of Pochettino and Harry Kane by signing a new long-term contract with the Londoners.
And the 22-year-old has spoken of the group’s ambition to collect silverware this season, something they have so far failed to do under Pochettino.
“We are playing a sport we love every day and want to try and achieve as much as we can together,” Alli told the Standard.
“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.”
Alli started the season brilliantly, scoring the winning goal in the opening weekend victory at Newcastle United.
He hasn’t scored since then, however, and has received criticism from some supporters for his wastefulness in front of goal and other aspects of his performances.
Others have praised his displays while noting he could be more clinical in front of goal.
Regardless, Alli is clearly a Pochettino favourite and is rarely dropped or rotated, suggesting there is a good chance a new contract will be sorted sooner rather than later.