Dele Alli has insisted that he is not bothered if people are not talking about his Spurs side as realistic Premier League title contenders.
Spurs started this campaign in excellent fashion winning their first three games including a famous 3-0 victory over Manchester United, although they lost away to Watford in their final game before the international break.
Despite Mauricio Pochettino’s side being one of the most consistent teams in the top flight in recent years and qualifying for the Champions League on three successive occasions, very few fans and pundits are counting the North London outfit as realistic Premier League title contenders.
However, England international Alli has revealed that this does not matter to him and his teammates one bit as they believe in themselves as a group.
“No matter what people are talking about, we have belief in ourselves,” Alli told the Evening Standard.
“There are some great sides out there, but we have to focus on us.
“We don’t worry about what anyone else says.
“We’ll keep trying to get as many points as we can and if nobody else is talking about us as title contenders, it doesn’t bother me.
“It is a statement that we can win at places like United. We had the belief we could do it.
“Sometimes it doesn’t go your way or something happens – I remember Kyle Walker’s own goal there when we played really well and lost [1-0, in 2015] – but this year it all came together.
“We didn’t start very well but stayed in the game, showed great character and were clinical in the second half.
“We want to keep moving forward.
“We have got a great side and we are still fighting every day in training to improve.”