With an impressive brace against Chelsea Dele Alli looks to have bounced back from the slip in form that saw him dropped from the last England squad and had many questioning whether he was worth his place in the Spurs first team. But with these two latest goals against a Champions League rival, Alli’s dad’s decision to walk out in him when he was a baby has really been put under the spotlight.
“His dad took one look at that baby and said to himself – he’ll never make World Cup 2018, let alone bag a brace against Chelsea . I’m gonzo! But he must really be regretting that decision round about now.” Manager Pochettino said in a press conference.
Alli’s dad could’ve been forgiven for thinking he’d made the right call in recent months with the attackers slip in form. But right when it mattered ‘bang’ the Londoner goes and proved his dad’s impetuous decision very wrong indeed. That baby was chock full of goals. In your face dad!
”Maybe these goals have proven a few things to some of my doubters,” Alli said after the game, clearly meaning his dad. In his autobiography, ‘Proving my dad wrong’ By Penguin, co-written by Jordi Cruyff, Dele Alli opened up about those grueling early months with his father.
“No matter how many perfect crosses he put in down the end of our back garden, I still couldn’t stand up. It was a source of crushing shame for him… He’d gone and bought an England kit and a toy World Cup and would brag to his mates that I’d one day play in a team that would finish above Arsenal and come second in the league.”
but who’s laughing now?