New signing a ‘positive step’ for Spurs – Alli

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Dele Alli believes new signing Davinson Sanchez will improve Tottenham following the defender’s arrival from Ajax.

Sanchez signed for Spurs last week, agreeing a six-year contract with the club, and will formally complete the move subject to a work permit and medical.

Tottenham’s first home league game at Wembley ended in disappointment as Chelsea beat them 2-1 courtesy of Marcos Alonso’s late goal.

But Spurs playmaker Alli feels the arrival of Sanchez is a reason for optimism.

Alli told Sky Sports: “It’s a positive step, I think we’ve got a strong side at the minute anyway so any player that the gaffer and the chairman think’s going to help the squad can only be a positive.

“Competition is always good so I’m sure the players at the back will be working hard to try and keep their places and he’ll be coming in and trying to fight for his place.

“If everyone’s trying and everyone’s playing well it can only be a positive effect on the team.”

Meanwhile, manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted that the result against Chelsea cannot be blamed on the move to Wembley, where Tottenham’s results have been poor.

“Wembley is not the reason we lost the game,” Pochettino told reporters.

“The team played really well and it’s not fair to blame Wembley. Wembley is one of the best places in the world to play football.”

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