"Mauricio Pochettino, the manager who has been at the heart of Tottenham's progress, has been rewarded with a bumper long-term deal, as have Son Heung-Min, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela and Michel Vorm".
That low-key approach has frustrated Tottenham fans, but Alli lifted the gloom with a clinical header to seal at the points at St James' Park.
"Last season I scored against Newcastle away in the first game too, and now I just want to keep improving".
"We can do better of course and we need to play better and be more consistent, and not allow the opponent to create so many chances, but it was so hard and a massive challenge to connect everything and play like a team in only the few days we had to prepare".
Hugo Lloris returned to training only on Monday after his exploits with France in Russian Federation.
"Everyone has been so excited about the prospect of playing in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and I know all at the Club are very disappointed, but determined to clear this final hurdle", league vice president of global Mark Waller said.
"We played against a very good team, you could see the quality that they have".
Pochettino started five players who featured in the semi-finals in Russian Federation last month and who resumed training less than a week ago. I am happy in the way the players arrived after the holidays, and Dele was one of them.
Spurs regained their lead in a topsy-turvy opening, as Aurier's unsafe cross from deep on the right was nodded back across goal and into the corner by Alli, who scored in the 2-0 win at St James' Park on the opening day of last season.
"All are in different places mentally", Pochettino said as he prepared for Spurs' Premier League opener at Newcastle this weekend. "I do not care what anyone says; they could not have made a better signing than that in the window" Crouch said.
"There's always rumours but all we can do is keep playing together, keep enjoying it and keep improving as a team", he added.
"At a time when Ronaldo's gone to Italy and top stars continue to flock to the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, we shouldn't be handing our clubs at home a disadvantage".
"I am not going to complain and we have to learn to be clever".