Tottenham Open Talks With Dele Alli Over New £100000-a-week Contract

Ross Houston
September 19, 2017

Pochettino has said Alli will play in Tuesday's Carabao Cup clash against Barnsley at Wembley as they seek a first domestic win of the season at their temporary home.

Their last trophy was secured by Juande Ramos as Spurs defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the 2008 League Cup final, but Pochettino insists his team's focus should be on far loftier goals.

And it is a testament to his talent that, despite netting twice in Tottenham's opening five Premier League matches, he is still considered "rusty". 'For me, that is the two big trophies.

"Okay, I would love to win the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup for our fans, but Tottenham must build a project with the possibility to fight for Champions League or Premier League".

Pochettino feels that Alli's career is still a balancing act following his meteoric rise, and he explained that he will continue to guide the two-time PFA Young Player of the Year.

'I think, what it means for a big team to win trophies, is to win the Premier League or Champions League.

"There are a lot of examples: in my second season at Southampton, Wigan won the FA Cup".

The England worldwide was forced to sit out Wednesday night's 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League through suspension and is back to take his place in an attacking midfield role behind the in-form Harry Kane. Where is Wigan today, with all my respect?

Pochettino says that he is prepared to offer the 21-year-old advice on his decision, should it be required. League One. That is the most important example.

He's England's hottest property at the moment, and big European clubs have spent much of the previous year circling like sharks for Alli's signature.

Deadline day signing Fernando Llorente and midfielder Harry Winks are in line for their first starts of the season, while winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and teenager Tashan Oakley-Boothe could also feature. "But in the end it's Tottenham that is going to play, like in different competitions".

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