Alli: This is why Tottenham players have been making fun of me in training
By Dominic Toner
Dele Alli has admitted that his Tottenham team-mates have teased him in training because of his ability to head the ball.
The 20-year-old is considered to be of the best young players in Europe, but is not recognised for his strength in the air.
However, the England international managed to prove the Spurs players wrong in January, with three of his five Premier League goals coming via his head.
He managed to score two headed goals in the 2-0 victory over table toppers Chelsea, while also scoring in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
Alli was named the PFA Player of the Month for January after his impressive performances, as cited by the Premier League’s official Twitter account.
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Alli has revealed that his team-mates have mocked him in the past because of his headed finishing.
“Some of the boys were making jokes and making fun of my heading skills in training and saying how bad it is so I’m happy that I could prove them wrong,” Alli said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Alli is continuing to develop into an all round performer and is tipped to be England’s next star player over the next decade.
The attacking midfielder has a lot of pressure on his shoulders after becoming a crucial player at White Hart Lane this season.
He has made 31 appearances this season across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and supplying five assists.
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