By Dominic Toner
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli believes that he must become more clinical in front of goal.
Alli has been an important part of the club’s decent beginning to the season and is a regular starter under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The 20-year-old has made a strong start to the new campaign and scored three goals in his first 11 appearances across all competitions.
The attacking midfielder was presented with a good chance against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League midweek, but his shot was driven off target as the game finished goalless.
Alli has admitted that he was disappointed with his miss in Europe and feels he needs to continue improving on his goal scoring ability.
“It was a fantastic ball by Trippier against Leverkusen and, to be honest with you, I want to be scoring goals and I feel like I should have put that in,” Alli said, as quoted by the Guardian. “I couldn’t believe it when I missed it but I’ve got to keep working hard and make sure that I start being more clinical. Personally, I feel like I should have scored that one.”
Alli has enjoyed a fantastic start to his Spurs career after moving to White Hart Lane in 2015 from MK Dons.
He has now made 57 appearances for the Londoners and has an impressive record, scoring 13 goals and supplying 11 assists in all competitions.
The youngster has also established himself firmly in the England set-up and scored in a World Cup qualifier against Malta in the last international break.
Alan Shearer recently praised the talented Alli and claimed he could even reach the levels of Frank Lampard, who is the Premier League’s highest ever goal scoring midfielder.
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