Dele Alli’s rise to Premier League has been stunning, but we have also witnessed the dark side of his play. Alli seems to retaliate with extreme measures when pushed in to the corner by his opponents, and invariably it comes in a match when things aren’t going his way.
Alli is currently facing a 3-match ban if he is found guilty of violent conduct for his punch on West Brom’s Claudio Yacob. FA have slapped Alli with the charge over the incident where the England International appeared to punch Yacob in the stomach. This was not the first time Alli has done something outrageous out of frustration.
Earlier in the season, Alli was in the headlines for kicking out at Fiorentina’s Nenad Tomovic. Alli got away without getting booked or being charged by UEFA, however, replays did give us us the first real indication of Alli’s mean streak.
Few weeks later England manager Roy Hodsgon came out and said that he cannot do anything to tame Alli’s anger as the player needs to work it out on his own. Alli has established himself as a key member of England’s Euro 2016 squad and he will be one of the big players who can turn things around for The Three Lions.
However, seeing how Alli’s violent streak takes over at time he will be one of the candidates to be sent off in big games for England along with Jamie Vardy. While Vardy likes to talk his way in to ref’s books, Alli’s sly attempts at hurting his opponents will be a cause of concern for Roy Hodsgon.
Tottenham star has until 6pm tonight to respond to the recent violent conduct charges and FA can do Hodgson and England’s chances at the Euros a huge favor by punishing Alli and slapping him with a 3-match ban.
Tottenham’s title hopes have disintegrated following their 1-1 draw against West Brom and even if Alli missed the remaining 3 matches of the season, it would not make any difference to the title race.
If Alli learns his lesson now, it will be a big positive for England, who would need all their players at sync when they travel to France as one of the teams to watch out for at Euro 2016.
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