Dele Alli reveals surprise at Real Madrid tactic

Date published: Wednesday 1st November 2017 9:58

Two-goal hero Dele Alli revealed Tottenham could not believe the space they got against Real Madrid after sinking the La Liga side 3-1 at Wembley.

Harry Kane returned from injury to expertly lead the line for Tottenham as they secured a crucial Champions League victory.

The England striker, who missed the previous two Spurs games due to a hamstring problem, played 79 minutes at Wembley to help his side guarantee qualification for the knockout stages of the competition.

Alli’s double and a goal from Christian Eriksen earned the Group H win, with Cristiano Ronaldo pulling one back for the Spanish side late on.

And Alli admitted he was surprised by the space they got in the 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu last month and so he knew they could dominate the game at Wembley.

Alli told BT Sport: “It was a fantastic display by us. We knew if we stuck to our gameplan and were solid at back then we’d get chances.

“We’re very happy with the result. I wasn’t surprised [we were dominant]. We couldn’t believe how much space we had at the Bernabeu.

“We don’t want to just compete with these teams we want to beat them. I’m happy to get two goals but more importantly it was a win.”

Eriksen added: “Like Dele said we played a professional game. If we had more composure we could have got more. We take this on to the next stage. We’re happy to be through.”

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