By Amir Mir
Dele Alli has stated that he will be waiting for a text from his Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his embarrassing miss in England’s 2-0 win over Malta on Saturday.
Midfielder Alli got on the scoresheet during the World Cup qualifier at Wembley, with Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge combining to open the scoring for the hosts.
Alli was then given the perfect chance to convert what seemed a simple finish from close range after an inch-perfect low cross from teenage wonderkid Marcus Rashford.
However, Alli inexplicably managed to blaze over, leaving the score at 2-0.
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The 21-year-old expressed his frustration at missing a number of good opportunities during the game, with the Spurs ace stating that he will be expecting a response from his club manager.
“I’ll be waiting for the texts from him [Pochettino] tonight!” Alli jokingly told TalkSport as quoted by the Evening Standard. “Like I say, I’m disappointed with the miss but I’ve got to try and put it behind me and keep scoring goals.”
Interim manager Gareth Southgate recorded his first win as boss, following the sacking of Sam Allardyce after just one game in charge.
The Three Lions recorded their second win of the qualifiers, after Allardyce had previously led his home country to a 1-0 win in Slovakia.
England now travel to Slovenia on Tuesday, as they aim to maintain their 100 per cent winning start in their build up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In other Tottenham team news, this Spurs star posts an amusing message to his teammate following his embarrassing miss.