Tottenham's Dele Alli: Mauricio Pochettino was key to signing new contract

Dele Alli has said that he hopes to continue his improvement after penning a new six-year contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur.

Meanwhile, Tottenham were drawn away to north London rivals Arsenal in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after beating West Ham on Wednesday night.

"We all love the way we work, the style of play. I want to keep working as hard as I always have done and keep improving".

"And when the player gets the reward you feel so happy- that's why when he came to me we hug because I share the happiness".

"I'm delighted. It's a great gesture from the club, with a few years still left on my contract, to renew it".

The Colombia international's efforts were hailed by Pochettino, whose team were led by a brace from Son Heung-min.

He says he owes a lot to manager Pochettino, as well as the rest of the Tottenham coaching staff, having gone on to represent England 31 times and pick up back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year awards in 2016 and 2017.

And now Real president Florentino Perez is so desperate to get his man that he is willing to send Pochettino a "double your money" offer and give him a big say in transfers so he can build a new "Galacticos".

"People can have their opinions with what's happening with the stadium and stuff, but as players, as a club, we all need to stick together". Hopefully the fans will love it.

"This is our best [Premier League] start in history, even though it might not feel like that because we haven't hit the form we know we can".

He said: "The next level is available at arguably the greatest club in the world of football in Real Madrid". Even in the first half, we were able to have a go.

"I can't think of a better place for a player of my age and where I am in my career, to have such awesome support and coaching staff to help me to keep improving".

  • Marlene Weaver