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Dele Alli has named the club he really wants Spurs to avoid in the Champions League last 16

They could certainly cause the Premier League side a problem or two

It might not be going to plan for Tottenham in the Premier League this season. 

But they’ve been flying in the Champions League, having reached the last 16 of the competition after topping Group H – a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in, no less.

Not bad at all

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Not bad at all

We can only speculate who gets who in the next round (with the draw taking place on Monday), but if Dele Alli has anything to do with it – he’d happily see his side avoid German giants Bayern Munich.


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Speaking to Bild, the England midfielder said: “You just have to look at the story.

“Bayern will always be one of the strongest teams in the world.

“They bring so much quality to the field, have incredible players.

“It wouldn’t be my wish to play against them in the next round.”

Dele would prefer to avoid Bayern in the last 16 – can’t say we blame him

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Dele would prefer to avoid Bayern in the last 16 – can’t say we blame him

The youngster has also been highly complimentary of the Bundesliga, and even claims he likes to play as Bayern on FIFA.

He said: “I talked a bit about the Bundesliga with Leroy Sane and Kevin Wimmer, and saw German clubs in the Champions League.

“At FIFA on the console, I also play with Bayern.”

Dele’s FIFA team

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Dele’s FIFA team

But don’t worry, Spurs fans.

Despite being suspiciously complimentary of Bayern and the Bundesliga, Alli stood firm on his belief that his future remains in England.

He said: “The Bundesliga will always remain a competitor, even if it is currently not doing so well internationally.

“But for me, the Premier League is the best league in the world.”


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Bayern are a real possibility for Spurs in the last 16, with FCB finishing runner’s up to Paris Saint-Germain in their group.

Their other possible opponents are Basel, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar or Porto.