Former Millwall and Republic of Ireland international Eamon Dunphy says our out of sorts midfielder “bad lad” Dele Alli is a superb finisher with great feet, but needs to eradicate the ill-discipline streak in his game.
Dele was fortunate to escape a red card for a rash challenge on Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne in the 4-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, he was cautioned for the studs-up challenge and speaking on an Irish Radio programme, Dunphy said it is has become a characteristic of his game.
“He’s a bad lad,” he told listeners. “He didn’t make any contribution to the football end of it. He should have walked.
Dunphy added: “He has previous. Someone needs to get a hold of him. It should be Pochettino.”
The pundit acknowledged Alli’s strengths saying “In the box he’s a killer finisher, he’s great feet” but he believes he is far from the finished article
“He hasn’t really done it on a consistent basis”: added Dunphy . He scored against Real Madrid recently. What he does is score a few spectacular goals in the season.”
So what do we think of Dunphys thoughts on Dele. The Irishman is notoriously critical but does he have a point.
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