Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Tottenham fans heavily criticise Dele Alli after his poor performance against Swansea

Tottenham fans heavily criticise Dele Alli after his poor performance against Swansea

"I think I can help them a lot", the 32-year-old former Swansea striker added.

Rose aside, Tottenham are in high spirits following a week that has seen them win 3-0 at Everton and clinch a 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund in midweek.

"We are working very hard to build our philosophy and the way we want to play, then to win".

The contrast is all the more dramatic given Spurs' relentless form at White Hart Lane last season, where they were unbeaten in the league and took 18 points out of 18 against the league's bottom six.

The Swans head to London having lost 1-0 to Newcastle United last time out, meaning it's just one win from the first four games of the Premier League season for Paul Clement's men.

"I'm very proud of the effort the players put in. They're used to playing in big stadiums".

Early in the ninth minute Harry Kane had an opportunity to let rip off a free-kick from 40 yards out as it dipped low to produce a fine save from Lukasz Fabianksi. They came under greater pressure in the second period, with Tottenham stepping up the intensity as they sought a victor, but still Swansea refused to let them through.

With Spurs hoping to compete on several domestic fronts and in the UEFA Champions League in 2017-18, the 32-year-old Spain worldwide will likely be given plenty of game time.

Leading the line will be Dortmund's most potent threat - the goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Pochettino, however, remains adamant that Wembley is not the problem.

"There's no doubt Harry Kane is one of the best strikers", said Pochettino.

However, Dele Alli in particular has come in for some heavy criticism from a selection of Tottenham fans.

Kane's stock continued to rise last season when he managed 29 goals, despite playing just 30 games and beat Romelu Lukaku to be top scorer for the second consecutive season.

There's probably nothing in it, but people will continue to talk about the Wembley hoodoo until they win a meaningful game there.

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