Pochettino: Alli ‘fully deserves’ new contract

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 5:04

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli fully deserves the new contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2021.

Since completing a £5million move from MK Dons last summer, Alli has been among Spurs’ best performers in his debut season for the club.

The 19-year-old is the Barclays Premier League’s leading scorer from midfield with five goals in 18 appearances and his outstanding form has resulted in selection by England in November, just three months after making his debut in the top flight.

And Spurs boss Pochettino says it is “very good” for the club that Alli has signed a new and improved deal.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League game against Leicester, Pochettino said:”It’s very good news for us and for him.

“After the last six months, Dele deserves to improve his salary and his contract.

“He has achieved the level of the team-mates and now he is international and plays regularly in first team. He deserves all he takes now.

“All the players are important. Dele is important too, but for me the most important thing is the collective, the squad, the spirit.

“When you have a very good player with enough quality to play, you can achieve what you want.

“The most important thing is that players like Dele are here and they show commitment with the club.”

Pochettino also says he is “really happy” with Harry Kane’s declaration that he wants to stay at Tottenham despite reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

“Harry wanting to stay is very important. Harry feels very good here and is very happy,” he said.

“In football anything can happen, but Harry is very happy with us. We are really happy and very pleased he is with us.”

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