Dele Alli: Tottenham players behind Mauricio Pochettino

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Dele Alli insists Tottenham’s players remain fully behind Mauricio Pochettino and that the reaction to their poor start to the season has been overstated.

Pochettino’s position has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after a poor start to the season, which has seen Spurs win just three of their opening 12 matches in all competitions.

That record improved with a confidence-boosting 5-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

But Alli insists they have remained united behind Pochettino during their disappointing run, as they turn their attentions to Sunday’s game with Liverpool.

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

“We have always trusted him 100 per cent 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 are doing that and we are going to keep working hard.”