After a long, hard season most football players like to have a relaxing holiday before the season begins a-new in August.
Some players, usually the younger ones, like to let their hair down even more by enjoying some boozy nights out during their break.
Recently, Dele Alli was pictured on holiday in Mykonos where he appeared to collapse on a sun lounger (The Sun).
When asked about the incident Alli defended himself, arguing that he has every right to enjoy himself in the off-season
Alli told The Mail: ‘I’m 23 years old, I’m going to have some fun with my friends,
‘As long as I’m still being professional, still doing the right things. I’ve come back in pre-season feeling strong, feeling good and I’m ready for the season to start.
‘I can’t say it’s funny, because it’s not,’ he added.
‘I don’t look too much into it. It was important I had some downtime.’
The midfielder went on to discuss Spurs’ defeat in the Champions League final back in June stating that: ‘We’ve just got to try to use it as an advantage,’ he said. ‘Use that hurt we felt after the game and that we’re still feeling now when we think about it.’
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It’s high time that footballers started to defend themselves against the bad press that they receive while on holiday. At the end of the day, Dele is a 23-year-old guy trying to enjoy himself with his mates.
As long as he is fit and ready for the new season and isn’t causing direct upset to anyone then theirs no harm in him enjoying himself.
Besides, I’m sure Mauricio Pochettino and co. are more than capable of ensuring their players are disciplined for any behaviour that they deem to be unnecessary – they certainly don’t need the help of the mainstream media.
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