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Dele ready for Bournemouth challenge

Posted on 24 October 2015  - 11:58

Dele Alli expects Bournemouth to be tough to beat on their own patch this weekend, but he believes we have the talent in our side to overcome them and return to winning ways.

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We head to the south coast on Sunday without a win in four matches in all competitions, with Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League defeat away to Anderlecht coming off the back of three consecutive draws.

Midfielder Dele, a second half substitute in Belgium after a run of starts for us, reckons Bournemouth will be doing their utmost to compete when we visit them and, as such, he says we’ll have a real battle on our hands if we’re to run out victorious.

But the energetic youngster is up for the challenge!

“I’m really excited and I can’t wait to get out there for the game,” he said. “It’s not going to be easy. Bournemouth are a great team, they’ve got a lot of strengths but so have we, so hopefully we’re going to go there, play our own game and try to get the three points.

 


“We’re going to their patch, they’re not going to make it easy for us and we know we’re going to have to fight for the win, but I think we’ve got a great team so we’ll work as hard as we can.

“The boys are disappointed from the defeat to Anderlecht but I think it’s important that we pick ourselves up and move on. We’ll keep working hard in training, take the positives from that game and work on the negatives.

“There are no easy games in the Premier League, but hopefully we can get the three points on Sunday.”