“We think the same way and you can see that on the training pitch,” said Alli. “It’s really good to have that natural chemistry with someone. “
“There are a lot of players here who are intelligent and want to play the same way, so it naturally links together. We’ve had the understanding from the start. Son is a really good guy and very easy to get along with.
“When you’re playing with players like these, it’s hard not to enjoy yourself,” he added.
Alli certainly looked to be enjoying himself on Thursday night and produced a complete midfield display and at 19 years of age, the maturity of his performance cannot be understated.
His link-up play with Son was something to behold and bodes well for Spurs’ attacking prospects for the rest of the season.
The South Korean also looked a real threat for the 68 minutes he was on the pitch, and proved he can be used as the most advanced player up front, in the absence of Harry Kane.
While he didn’t play as an out-and-out striker, the former Bayer Leverkusen man was instead part of a fluid front four that kept the Qarabag backline guessing all night.
He and Alli brought a dynamism that has been missing at Spurs in recent seasons and with fellow speedster Clinton N’Jie making his bow late on, pace in attack is well and truly back at White Hart Lane.