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‘100 percent’ – Alli insists Spurs squad are fully behind Pochettino

Dele Alli says that Mauricio Pochettino still has the backing of the Tottenham squad despite the club’s disappointing start to the new season.

Tottenham have endured a poor run of form in recent weeks, winning just twice in their past eight fixtures including exiting the Carabao Cup at the hands of League Two Colchester and a humiliating 7-2 home defeat in the Champions League to Bayern Munich.

The club’s struggles have seen the pressure mount on manager Pochettino, with the odds on the Argentine being the next Premier League manager to leave having shortened considerably in recent weeks.

Spurs got back to winning ways with a convincing 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in midweek, and Alli insists the squad remain fully behind their under-fire manager as they bid to turn their season around.

Asked whether the players are still behind Pochettino, Dele said: “Yeah, 1,000 per cent.

“A lot of us would not be where we are now if it was not for him. All we can do is thank him.

“We have always trusted him 100 percent and we are going to keep doing that. We are a team.

“When things are not going our way it is easy for people to try and get at the manager but we need to look at ourselves as players.

“We’re doing that and we are going to keep working hard.”

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