Tottenham star Dele Alli makes honest admission about his game

Dele Alli accepts that he needs to better control his temper on the pitch for Tottenham

Dele Alli has admitted that he needs to learn to better control the aggressive side of his game.

The Tottenham winger has earned plenty of new admirers after his sparkling displays for Tottenham last season helped to inspire Mauricio Pochettino’s men to a Premier League title challenge.

Alli was rewarded for his fine form by being voted the PFA young player of the year last season.

Spurs endured a disappointing end to last season as Alli was handed a ban for clashing with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob and the Lilywhites ended up in third place behind Arsenal.

And the Tottenham star accepts that there is room for improvement from him as he looks to better control his temper moving forwards.

Alli is quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror: “Aggression is something that is a part of me and I’m never going to take that out of my game.” he said, as reported by the Mirror.

“Obviously I need to control it more. But I had to make the mistakes I did last season to learn from them.

“It was my first season in the Premier League and it’s a lot different to League One. I made the mistakes and I learned from them.

“I’ll continue to tackle back. I want to help the team as much as I can and if I need to get back and help them defend then I will.”

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Tottenham are currently second in the Premier League table and just a point behind leaders Manchester City after their 2-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s men before the international break.

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