Dele Alli ensured Tottenham would not suffer another night of Wembley frustration after sending Mauricio Pochettino's side into the Carabao Cup fourth round. Alli helped a Tottenham making heavy weather of beating a struggling Championship side, with the 65th minute breakthrough. There might have been five changes from Saturday's frustrating stalemate with Swansea, but there were still eight internationals included, with the insurance of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen among the substitutes' bench if required.
Alli played a starring role at Tottenham last season, scoring 18 goals in 37 league appearances. But Wright fears he is at risk of falling into a commercial trap and thinks the Spurs star needs to surround himself with the right people. “There’s fortunes around a player of Dele Alli’s capability, there’s fortunes,” Wright told BBC 5 Live. “There’s people earning livings just off of being in and around him, and Mauricio Pochettino is absolutely right, you do need to have the right person around you. “Whatever happens with Dele if he continues doing what he’s doing, on a marketing level as well, he can make an absolute fortune.
Harry Winks has said the season starts now for him after the Tottenham midfielder made his first start in five months against Barnsley on Tuesday. Winks played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win at Wembley as Dele Alli’s second-half strike fired Spurs into the Carabao Cup fourth round. A nasty ankle injury sustained in April had curtailed a breakthrough season for Winks, who made 21 Premier League appearances last term, as well as four in the Champions League. With Victor Wanyama nursing a knee injury and Mousa Dembele managing a long-standing foot problem, the 21-year-old’s return could not come soon enough for Tottenham. “I feel like I’m 100 per cent now,” Winks said. “It was a perfect opportunity (against