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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli: I need to become more clinical in front of goal

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has said he is missing too many chances.

Alli, 20, saw two efforts saved by West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster in Saturday's 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns before scoring in the 89th minute.

Speaking after the match, manager Mauricio Pochettino said Alli "needs to improve" in front of goal.

But on Thursday he said he was "more than happy" with the England international despite a bad miss in Tuesday's 0-0 Champions League draw at Bayer Leverkusen.

Alli told ESPN Brasil: "Personally I want to beat my target from last year and the only way to do that is to get in and around the box and be getting on the end of chances.

Dele Alli scored at West Brom but also missed two other chances.

"I could have been in double figures by now with the chances I've been missing. It's important to get in the right positions, but I need to start being more clinical."

Alli has had more attempts without scoring -- 10 -- than anyone else in the Champions League, while he had more shots (12) at Euro 2016 without getting a single one on target than any other player, despite only playing in four matches.

He scored 10 goals for Tottenham last season and one for England, and has three so far this term.

Reflecting on his missed chance against Leverkusen, when he sent a free header wide, he said: "I want to be scoring goals and I feel like I should have put that in.

"I couldn't believe it when I missed it, but I've got to keep working hard and make sure that I start being more clinical."

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.

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