Dele Alli pleased with Tottenham Hotspur's finishing

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Tottenham Hotspur beat Southampton 2-0 in their latest outing.

Dele Alli has praised Tottenham Hotspur’s ruthlessness against Southampton, on the club’s official site.

Spurs beat Southampton 2-0 in their latest outing, and Alli was pleased to see his teammates had learnt a lesson from their recent defeat against Newcastle United.

Spurs had thrown away an advantage against the Magpies after missing numerous opportunities to kill the game to weekends' ago, but they were much more clinical at St. Mary’s.

Harry Kane and Alli fired Spurs into an unassailable lead in the first half on the south coast, and the youngster was pleased to see his team show such potency in front of goal.

“I’d definitely say we’ve played better than that over 90 minutes, we started slowly and they were on top in the first 20 minutes but as time went on we found our rhythm, started playing, kept the ball, the goal came and the second followed quickly,” he said.

“We knew it was important to get the second goal and kill the game off. That was the problem last week. We couldn’t settle for one goal and we had to keep working and score the second. Once we did that we knew we could be more patient but we were always looking for the third.”

Tottenham’s win over Southampton was highly important, as not only did it put them back on track, but it also elevated them into the top four.

Spurs have been on the outskirts of the Champions League qualification spaces all season, but their remit has changed after Saturday’s win.

Tottenham’s task is now to protect their position, and they have the opportunity to strengthen their claim for a European spot over the Christmas period.

Spurs next face Norwich City on Boxing Day, before they travel to Watford on the 28th December.

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