Alli admits Spurs are in for a ‘tough end to season’ after Southampton loss

Dele Alli admits Tottenham face a ‘tough end to the season’ after their 2-1 defeat at Southampton made it four league games without a win.

Harry Kane opened the scoring for Spurs at St Mary’s, but second half goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse condemned the visitors to a third defeat in four games.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side now sit just three points clear of Manchester United, having played a game more than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who face Arsenal on Sunday.

Alli, who made his first appearance since the win at Fulham in January, admits Spurs need to ‘keep working’ if they are to finish in the Premier League‘s top four.

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“It is disappointing. We performed well at the start but were not clinical enough. We dominated the game but could not kill it off,’’ Alli told the BBC.

“We need to keep working and the fans deserve more. We had to win this game but gave them something to latch onto, some belief and after the first one goes in it could go either way.

“There are a lot of top sides in the league and it is going to be tough end to the season. We have to give 100% and there are a lot of things to improve on.

“I am happy to be back fit, it would have been good to get a win.”

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