Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Dele Alli after the midfielder fired Tottenham to a stunning victory over Real Madrid.
Alli scored twice as Spurs claimed a memorable 3-1 win over the European Champions at Wembley, and his boss says he knew the England star would be a threat.
“I told you yesterday that Dele was coming,” he told BT Sport. “It’s important for him – his debut in the Champions League this season. It’s important he felt good.
“I’m very proud of my players and I congratulate them. I’m so pleased for Dele and our fans.
“The victory is so important for us and the players. It’s a win over Real so it’s great for the club and fans. There’s a long way to go until the end of the season. What’s important is trying to achieve our challenge and target.
“Of course this win gives us great belief for everyone and confidence. We are now in the next stage of the Champions League. But now it’s so important to compete against Crystal Palace [next weekend]. Like a manager you can’t stop thinking.”