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Alli expresses delight and despair after first Tottenham goal

24 August 2015, 14:14

London - Anglo-Nigerian midfielder, Dele Alli has expressed his delight and despair at scoring his first Premiership goal for Tottenham Hotspur, but failing to get a win in the game.

The 19-year old came off the bench in the second half to give Spurs the lead against Leicester City over the weekend with nine minutes remaining, only to lose the lead seconds later through a Riyad Mahred equalizer.

And speaking to the club's website after the game, the midfielder expressed his mixed emotions.

Also read: Nigerian teenager set for Tottenham Premier League debut

“First of all, I’m delighted to get some game time. Everyone wants to play as much as they can and I’m thankful to the gaffer for bringing me on. I found myself in the box and it was a natural reaction to put it in the net. I went straight over to the Spurs fans and thank them for their support, Alli said.

“It was a dream come true, I wanted to score that first goal and I was so happy to do it but when they scored straight after, it completely killed it.

“I’d definitely say we were the stronger team but you can’t take anything away from Leicester, they’ve started the season so well and it’s a tough place to come and win, but we should have taken the three points.”

The game was Alli's third appearance for the club this season - and all coming as substitutes - but it was his first goal.

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