Dele Alli explained why he signed a new six-year contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur.

“Some of the players who have also signed, I think you can see that we all want to be a part of this journey together,” Alli said. “We all want to achieve something great. As young players as well, we want to keep improving and this is a great place to do that. The feeling around the place is positive.”

Alli also said the commitment from Mauricio Pochettino was also a big reason for his decision to stay.

“You want to have a good relationship with the manager and we all feel like we’ve got that here,” he said. “We all love the way we work. The style of play, we all want to be a part of it. He’s done a lot for me.”

Asked to expand on day-to-day dealings with Pochettino, Alli said: “He’s a very nice guy but at the same time he can’t be too nice. Everyone has got a lot of respect for him. You don’t want to get on his bad side.”