Dele Alli: Tottenham do not need to spend if we keep stars

Dele Alli insists Tottenham will be able to compete
for silverware next season even without spending
big money in the transfer market if their current
crop of players stick together.
An impressive campaign saw Spurs finish second
to Chelsea in the Premier League with 86 points, a
second straight top-three finish under Mauricio
Pochettino said last week that Spurs would still be
unable to compete on wages with the top clubs and
may have to take risks on younger players to
But Alli, who has been linked with a move away, is
confident Tottenham will be able to compete
without splashing out, given the quality they
already possess.
"With the players we have got here, we don't need
to go out and spend loads of money," the 21-year-
old told reporters.
"There is a good bunch of players here. Everyone is
determined, everyone works hard and there is a lot
of quality in the team – you can see that with the
amount of goals we have been scoring.
"It is important we stick together, keep working
hard and keep improving. We have to take our form
from the end of this season into next season and
start even stronger.
"Then, if we can finish as well as we did this
season, we should be OK. It is a great place to be
and everyone is determined to work for this
manager and for the team, so it is good."

One disappointment in Spurs' season was the
failure to progress past the Champions League
group stage, a performance Alli knows his side
must improve in 2017-18.
"It was a disappointing season for us in the
Champions League this year but it is a great
chance to learn," Alli, who scored 22 goals in all
competitions, added.
"For a lot of us, it was our first time playing in the
Champions League. We need to make sure next
season we start the Champions League strongly
and get as many points as we can."

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