Tottenham star midfielder claims Spurs are not worried about Leicester
By Coral Barry
Dele Alli has revealed Tottenham are only going to worry about their own form as the dramatic Premier League title race with Leicester enters the final stretch.
Tottenham are five points behind league leaders Leicester with seven games left to play, but Alli has insisted that Spurs are only focused on themselves.
The London club has not won a top-tier title since 1961 and Alli has said that he and his Tottenham teammates are not interested in Leicester’s impressive run of form.
“It’s got to that stage now where we’re just worrying about ourselves,” Alli told the Tottenham website. “There are so few games left we just need to concentrate on winning every game and not to worry about what else is happening around us.
“We just need to win the rest of our games and hopefully that will leave us in a good position come the end of the season.”
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Leicester have managed three 1-0 victories on the bounce in the league to keep Tottenham at arms length in the title race.
Alli was again heavily involved in Tottenham’s latest win over the weekend and provided his ninth league assist of the season in the 3-0 result against Bournemouth.
The 19-year-old has had a remarkable first season in the top-flight but insists he is not concerned with personal achievements.
The midfielder said: “The most important thing is that we’re winning games. It doesn’t matter who is getting on the scoresheet or who is setting up the goals as long as we’re getting three points.”
Tottenham face a difficult trip to Anfield when they return to competitive action on April 2nd as they square up to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Spurs cannot afford to lose anymore ground on Leicester, who face Southampton next in the league.
Alli is currently with England on international duty preparing for a friendly with Germany on Saturday and is joined by four of his Tottenham teammates.
In other Tottenham news, the London club have been hit by two major injuries in the build-up to Liverpool clash.