Tottenham's Dele Alli admits Pochettino held talks with him regarding problem area of his game

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been a key member of Mauricio Pochettino's squad this season.

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their fourth goalTottenham's Dele Alli celebrates 

Spurs star Dele Alli scored the eventual winning goal during is side's 2-1 win over Southampton on Sunday, and spoke to reporters following the match about his all-around game, highlighting how he believes he cannot afford to lose his so-called 'nasty' streak, as quoted by the Daily Star.

The 20-year-old has been in sensational form for Tottenham so far this season, scoring 17 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions, and the relationship he has formed with the currently injured Harry Kane has to surely be considered one of the most lethal combinations in the Premier League.

Whilst the former MK Dons man has received high acclaim for his displays this term, and for good reason, he has also been the target of heavy criticism for the manner in which he has lost his composure on the rare occasion by making a reckless challenge that has eventually proved costly to his team.

A prime example of this was his horror tackle against Gent in the Europa League, which culminated in his sending off and Spurs' subsequent elimination from the competition.

Alli told reporters how that is something that he never wants to lose from his game, however, despite holding regular talks with manager Mauricio Pochettino, as quoted by the Daily Star:

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team matesTottenham's Dele Alli celebrates

“I have so many things to learn from this season. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s important that you bounce back. I have calmed down a bit but it’s important, I’m never going to take that out of my game. I’m never going to say sorry for wanting to win or trying as hard as I can. Sometimes things happen and you have to learn from them. The manager knows that’s who I am. We’ve had a few talks and he’s been really supportive. It’s good to have a manager behind me who trusts and supports me as much as he does."

The Lilywhites currently sit in second position in the table, albeit a distant 10 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, and if they are to have any chance whatsoever of catching Antonio Conte's men, Alli will have to keep up his levels of performance at the very least.

Or could it be possible for him to get even better?

Now that is a scary thought for the rest of the Premier League.

Tottenham's Dele Alli scores their second goal from the penalty spotTottenham's Dele Alli in action

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