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Spurs got carried away with Premier League title talk admits Dele Alli

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Dele Alli admitted that Spurs got carried away before their loss to Wolves (Getty Images)

Dele Alli has acknowledged that Spurs got carried away after emerging as Premier League contenders before losing at home against Wolves.

Emphatic 6-2 and 5-0 wins over Everton and Bournemouth respectively either side of Christmas, moved Spurs briefly above Manchester City into second in the Premier League table.

Such form saw Spurs talked up as potential challengers for the Premier League title alongside Liverpool and City before they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Wolves after leading 1-0 at half-time.

And Alli, who was substituted in the game against Wolves, admitted that the players were guilty of taking their opponents too lightly.

I dont think he [Mauricio Pochettino] needed to say too much, to be honest. As players we were disappointed, Alli said.

We had been in great form before that and maybe we got a little bit carried away with ourselves.

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Theyre a fantastic team and maybe we just thought we would win the game (against Wolves), but you cant do that if you want to win things and be a top, top team.

You have to be clinical and ruthless in every game and you cant afford to take your foot off the gas and we all had a look at ourselves after and we know we cant let that happen.

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Spurs bounced back from the Wolves setback to beat Cardiff 3-0 on New Years Day before following that up with a 7-0 trouncing of Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup.

The games continue to come thick and fast for Mauricio Pochettinos men with the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea next up on Tuesday before they resume Premier League duty against in-form Manchester United next Sunday.

Alli has suffered from injury problems this season but still managed four goals in the league so far and captained the side during the win over Tranmere in the FA Cup.

Spurs are six points behind league leaders Liverpool following their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Thursday night.

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