Tottenham star Alli determined to recapture form against APOEL

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But the 21-year-old has only found the net once in the Premier League since August, having hit 18 league goals last season, and Alli accepted his recent domestic displays could have been better.

Tottenham face APOEL in their final Champions League group game on Wednesday evening and, while a number of Spurs' other key players have been rested, Alli will be given a chance to recover both form and confidence and will start the game. I am my own biggest critic. "There's always positives and negatives in every game".

"Obviously I would like to be at the highest level, in every game, in every single training session, but I don't think that's possible".

"I can not complain about the effort or many things, only that for different reasons we have struggled to get good results in the last few games".

The England midfielder travelled to Madrid for last month's 1-1 draw and trained with his teammates in the Santiago Bernabeu on the night before the match.

Unfortunately, Erik Lamela won't be able to build on his match fitness tomorrow as he's not eligible to play having been left out of the Champions League squad but several youngsters are expected to be named on the bench.

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Playing regularly and helping his temporary side to battle for vital points would be a hugely beneficial experience for Edwards and would enable him to return to Tottenham next season ready to push for a place in the first-team set-up. "Every game is an opportunity to learn and we're looking forward to Apoel". Missing the first three games was terrible for me. I was happy to repay him with the two goals.

"We needed a midfielder, like Luke Amos, and another striker, like Kazaiah Sterling".

"I'm not going to complain, if Sanchez is out for a few games, that's football", said Pochettino. "Then it is a great opportunity [for the others] to show to the gaffer and show to the fans they are available to play and can be more regular in the starting eleven". However, Pochettino believes his players may have taken their eyes off the ball in the Premier League.

"No, I'm not anxious because the performances were good", Pochettino said. Sometimes it looks like it's time to have the possibility to play, or sometimes you stop your evolution.

"We trust in him. It's never easy, the last step, to join the first team from the academy".

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