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Toby Alderweireld: Dele Alli is horny in front of goal post Spurs 2 – Chelsea 0

A surprising choice of words…

The word horny is increasingly becoming a popular one in English football thanks to the huge influence of Dutch players and managers.

Last season, Louis van Gaal sent much of the media into a frenzy with the suggestion that his Manchester United side should be “horny” in front of goal.

Whilst Toby Alderweireld is from Belgium, he played for Ajax and clearly picked up football terminology during his time in Holland.

After Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening, Alderweireld spoke with Dutch TV and said that Dele Alli’s finishing was horny…

“Dele is very horny for the goal”

Even in Holland they have described this as a surprising choice of words.

Toby Alderweireld said: “Dele is very horny for the goal” in a post match interview after the Chelsea win.

Instead of “geil” (horny), Alderweireld could have gone with “gretig” (voracious, eager, in this context: hungry for goals) or an expression to say Dele Alli is a player that scores consistently.

After all, Dele has scored a brace in the past three matches, and seven goals in his last four games.

But, according to most people that speak Dutch, “geil” is a fun word and Toby Alderweireld enjoyed saying it.

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