Dele Alli insists Tottenham are ‘heading in the right direction’ under Jose Mourinho after the registering their first win of 2020 with a 2-1 victory over Norwich on Wednesday night.
Alli opened the scoring at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with his seventh Premier League goal of the season, the midfielder turning home Serge Aurier’s cross to score Spurs’ first goal from open play in the league since Boxing Day.
Bottom-of-the-table Norwich would hit back in the second half, however, Teemu Pukki firing home from the penalty spot after Ryan Sessegnon brought down Max Aarons inside the box.
The north London side looked to be heading for another frustrating evening but would find a winner with just over ten minutes remaining, Son Heung-Min heading home Alli’s deflected cross from close range.
Victory lifts Spurs up to sixth in the Premier League and to within five points of Chelsea in the race to secure Champions League qualification, and Alli believes the club are heading in the right direction under new manager Mourinho after securing the three points against a Canaries side now six points from safety.
“We probably made it more difficult than it should have been. We lost focus and conceded a sloppy goal,” Alli told BT Sport.
“We’re playing a different style and there has been a lot of positives from our performances even though they have not all gone our way. We are getting stronger and I think we are heading in the right direction.”