Dele Alli told BT Sport's live post-match coverage of Tottenham's Champions League clash with Real Madrid (broadcast on 1st November 2017 from 19:00) that it came as little surprise to him how dominant Spurs were against the current holders of the competition.
Tottenham booked their place in the knockout stages of the competition as they beat Los Blancos 3-1 at Wembley, with a brace from Alli and a goal from Christian Eriksen putting Mauricio Pochettino's men out of sight before Cristiano Ronaldo's late consolation for the away side.
It was a fantastic night for the Premier League side that puts them well on their way to securing top spot in the group. But Alli suggested that the manner of the victory came as no shock to him after the 1-1 draw a fortnight ago in the Bernabeu.
"To be honest, no," he told BT Sport's live post-match coverage of Tottenham's Champions League clash with Real Madrid (broadcast on 1st November 2017 from 19:00), when asked if it was a surprise to him how dominant they were.
"I think we spoke after the game at their place and we said we couldn't believe how much space we had at times and sometimes, we were saying the easy pass almost looked too obvious at times so we were being a little bit sloppy.
"I think we knew if we were solid at the back, we'd get the chances and with the team we've got here, we don't want to just compete with these teams, we want to be winning."
With Madrid so dominant in Europe over the last few seasons, the victory may surely go down as a real coming of age story for Tottenham, and could perhaps be the catalyst they need to elevate themselves from one of the most impressive teams around to one of the most prolific sides when it comes to winning trophies.
Certainly, with Alli suggesting that Spurs knew that they could dominant Real Madrid, it is perhaps an ominous sign for whoever they face in the knockout stages as it is clear that Tottenham fear absolutely no-one.