England’s Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

  • England’s Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

England’s Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

England midfielder Dele Alli has promised to not fall foul of Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations, introduced for the World Cup, that allow referees to punish players retrospectively for infringements during a match. The tournament arrives less than a year since the Tottenham midfielder was captured on camera making an offensive gesture during England's World Cup qualifying match against Slovakia - an incident that earned him a £3,800 fine and a one-match ban.

The Tottenham midfielder looks to be in good form heading to Russian Federation, having recorded solid number this season for Spurs: 14 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, and notching one assist as recently as in the friendly tie against Costa Rica, where he cleverly found the diving head of Danny Welbeck from inside the penalty area.

When asked if he would turn down a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs, Alli told Evening Standard Magazine: "I'd never say never to anything".

England's squad boasts Tottenham players such as captain Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier, but Adams thinks that their inability to win a trophy at club level means they do not possess a winning mentality. And if you look at my record I've definitely learned from my mistakes.

"It's something I've been interested in for a long time and when you're a footballer who plays for England, you get a lot of opportunities to try out new things".

Tottenham striker Harry Kane
GETTY World Cup 2018 Tottenham striker Harry Kane will captain England squad in Russia

"You have to stay concentrated, you can't do stupid things". I've got everything under control.

"You must be able to handle winning emotionally and mentally and if they don't know how to win it, they aren't going to win it", Adams said.

But he does not mind playing further back if it means he plays a big role for England in Russian Federation.

Dele Alli is set to sign a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur that will lift his weekly wage from £60,000 to £100,000.