"Hopefully, we can take that energy into the future because it's really good to be back here with the team after such a special win for my country".
"I am quite happy with the performance of the players and the way that we approached the game", Benitez said. I think with all the circumstance it was a massive effort. "You could feel fans had the belief we could do something", the Spaniard said.
Spurs had nine players involved in the final stages of this summer's tournament in Russian Federation - more than any other club - and they only returned to pre-season training on Monday.
For Spurs, Eric Dier was booked and struggled to get a foothold in the game, and though Harry Kane was forced extremely deep, the Golden Boot victor battled hard. The England captain has now gone 14 August games in the competition without scoring. I don't have any doubt that he's in his best form. "The team worked hard against a very good side".
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England duo Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose were absent from the squad, while Eric Dier limped off and Lucas Moura was spotted with an ice pack on his groin after being replaced. "That is why it's so important for us to be right in our judgment now and take the best decision". And the most important thing is our fans.
"Eric Dier was so exhausted".
"He was training here a few days before Monday and has an advantage on the rest".
'So strong, very focused and trying to start the season in a very good condition.
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After such little downtime for so many key players, in addition to the lack of summer arrivals, Tottenham could face long-term fatigue later in the campaign, but Alli added: "It's a joy to be back".
"If they choose to stay in Tottenham the rules are so clear".
"Of course the circumstances are completely different, and the profiles of the players are completely different". But we are in the competition, and if the young ones like Luke Amos deserve to be on the bench and maybe play, they are going to play.
"If individual goals and targets are the priority for them, it's sure that they are not going to help the team and that is why they are going to be out of the squad".More news: Trump campaign files arbitration complaint against Omarosa