Dele Alli is one of England’s most promising young players and has scored in both of Tottenham’s last two games. He is, however, making a habit of missing great chances for both club and country.
While on international duty, Alli missed a great opportunity in a World-Cup qualifier against Malta. It led to him being mocked by his own team-mate Eric Dier on Twitter after the game.
@Dele_Alli how come you can do that from 4 yards but miss a whole goal from 2? ???
— Eric Dier (@ericdier) October 8, 2016
Alli may be subject to more abuse later tonight after Tottenham’s Champions League group match against Bayer Leverkusen, after heading wide from an excellent position.
— James McCarthy (@JMcCarthyLIVE) October 18, 2016
Kieran Trippier delivered an inviting ball into the penalty area towards compatriot Alli, but he was unable to convert the opportunity. Mauricio Pochettino’s head-in-hands reaction says it all.