Dele Alli has hit back at his critics on social media, after a brilliant performance in the game against Chelsea.
Dele’s two goals saw the side go ahead and then secure the match, and it seems that the club are now going to secure a place in the top four of the Premier League – and he made it very clear that the recent stick he’s been getting means his critics can now shut up.
— Dele (@dele_official) April 1, 2018
Danny Murphy noted that Dele has come in for a huge amount of unfair criticism at the minute, and his attitude has remained good – and said that his self confidence is clearly huge when it comes to how he performs on the field.
He also spoke about the diving storms that Dele often finds himself in, and said that the focus on that is a bit over the top.
Murphy said in his column for the BBC:
“He has not let the criticism he has faced affect his self-belief and I always thought the goals would come back if he kept doing the same things.
Although he has missed more chances this season, he does not seem to suffer from a lack of confidence, and that perseverance paid off for him on Sunday.
When it comes to goals, young players’ numbers generally go up and down a bit anyway, and usually far more than Alli’s have.
But I think there has probably been a little bit too much analysis of his game because of the accusations he has faced of diving. They have overshadowed his actual performances sometimes, and that is a little bit unfair.”