Spurs star Dele Alli: ?I?ll start worrying when rival fans start to like me? - football




Spurs star Dele Alli: ?I?ll start worrying when rival fans start to like me?

Spurs star Dele Alli: ?I?ll start worrying when rival fans start to like me?

Spurs star Dele Alli said he is his own biggest critic after ending a run of poor form by recording two goals and three assists in […]The post Spurs star Dele Alli: ‘I’ll start worrying when rival fans start to like me’ appeared first on Squawka News.

Spurs star Dele Alli said he is his own biggest critic after ending a run of poor form by recording two goals and three assists in three top-flight games against Burnley, Southampton and Swansea.
Alli’s strike against Southampton on Boxing Day ended a 10-game goalless streak.
The England international, 21, had been the subject of criticism as he struggled to reach his highest playing level; by this time last season, Alli had scored eight times in the Premier League.
After finally finding the back of the net following 10 goalless games against the Saints, Alli addressed suggestions his frustrations had led him to make rash challenges on Kevin de Bruyne and Charlie Taylor ? both incidents which saw some call for his dismissal. He stated that speaking to manager Mauricio Pochettino has taught him to not put himself under too much constant pressure and insists that the criticism does not affect him, reports the Mirror: “We speak a lot, the manager and myself, and my form is not really something I think about too much. But it?s always nice to prove people wrong.
“At 21 years of age, when you set your standards as high as I did the last two years, it?s not always the case that you?re going to be able to reach them all the time.
“Some people think if you?re not scoring or assisting you?re playing badly, but I think I criticise myself all the time, even [after scoring v Southampton] I think I can do better, I can do more for the team, so I think it?s just working on myself and my own game.”
Alli added: “As players we?re not too worried about what people are saying, as long as the people close to you, around you and your teammates are speaking highly and you?re doing ... view: 2380
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