Tottenham Spurs maintain the chase

Ross Houston
March 21, 2017

Alli scored for a fourth successive game with a first-half penalty awarded after he had been upended by Steven Davis to take his season's tally to 17 goals.

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Janssen finally got off the schneid in last weekend's 6-0 FA Cup win over Millwall, scoring his first goal from the run of play this season. I think it is hard to respond to that (question) because he is a player who plays in his best position, he is a player who likes to run into the box, he is very often very clever into the box. Each team tried to play good football, without a lot of opportunities, but I think we stayed with a good spirit. "I felt terrible straight after [the red card] but it's important I put it behind me and make sure I learn from it and keep improving". "We still played the same system, it was just a different player, Sonny, up top instead of Harry".

Signing players to improve the squad isn't easy at Tottenham, a club that's trying to build both a title-winning team and an £800m stadium at the same time.

The England worldwide thinks he and the rest of his Tottenham teammates "feel extra responsibility" because of Kane's absence and has highlighted the importance of spreading the goal burden while his partner in crime recovers. "We trust completely our doctor and physios and that department who look after them in the best way".

It is particularly important that Alli continues his form in front of goal for club and country in the next month or so, while Spurs' leading scorer Harry Kane is sidelined with ankle ligament damage.

"The second half was better and also interesting because we recovered well".

"H is a fantastic striker who can get a goal from nothing so as soon as he got injured we knew it was important we all stepped up and chipped in with the goals".

Dele Alli then picked himself up after being fouled to bury a 33rd minute penalty, and although James Ward-Prowse pulled a goal back on 52 minutes, the Premier League contenders saw out the win. "We have ten days without our players we hope nothing happens and all will arrive in good position".

Defender Yoshida felt that his side can take heart from their second-half display, but admitted the Saints' poor first-half is what cost them the game.

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