Joe Hart warns Tottenham ace after England win v Slovakia
By Danny Wright
West Ham and England goalkeeper Joe Hart has warned Dele Alli that he needs to be more careful about his behaviour on the pitch.
The Tottenham ace was caught swearing by television cameras during England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Monday night, something which may spark trouble from FIFA further down the line.
Manchester City outcast Hart, who played between the sticks during the narrow win, has praised Alli for his skill and commitment to the game, but is wary that he may cause more problems for himself in the future if his discipline fails to improve.
“The world is watching and Dele appreciates that,” said Hart, as quoted by the Sun. “He is a young and expressive guy who is trying to get to the peak of his game. Sometimes he is going to do things that not everyone is going to agree with.
“I think we all know what has gone on — and no one has got hurt from it, let’s be honest.
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“Luckily it was after the watershed but kids are watching, Dele appreciates that.
“I’m sure it will be dealt with in the right way.”
Alli, 21, is has been in good form for Tottenham over the last couple of seasons and has begun the new campaign with a bang by scoring two goals in three appearances.
However his display for England on Monday wasn’t one of his finest and he will be hoping that he can make a marked improvement over the coming months in what is a World Cup year.
His Spurs team-mate Eric Dier was on the scoresheet for England in their win over Slovakia before Marcus Rashford rounded off a successful comeback for the Three Lions.
Gareth Southgate’s side resume international duties in October when they face Slovenia and Lithuania.
A win in either of them games will secure a place for England in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In other Tottenham news, Jamie Redknapp has issued a warning to the England set-up about Alli’s behaviour.