From Harry Kane’s best partner to addiction, Dele Alli has finally seen the light and wants to play in the World Cup


He went from being one of the great stars of Tottenhamof Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham who fought for several seasons for the Premier, from being the best partner of Harry Kane, in a deep sporting and personal crisis, including a six-week stint in a clinic to reverse his addiction to sleeping pills. Oh Dele Alli.

He Dele Alli who now tells Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football program that he can “see the light at the end of the tunnel” and that his aim “is to play the 2026 World Cup with England“.

The midfielder of Everton, 28, last played in February 2023 and has since been sidelined with hip and groin injuries. In July 2023 Dele Alli He spoke in an emotional interview about his childhood (he explained that at the age of 6 he was a victim of sexual abuse and at 8 he was doing drugs), his mental health problems and the time he spent time in rehabilitation for his addiction to sleeping pills.

Dele Alli He now told Sky Sports: “I have a reminder on my phone every day at 11 o’clock: the 2026 World Cup. People will say: ‘He hasn’t played for a year’, but that’s my goal. I know what my purpose is.”

Dele Alli there is a contract with him Evertonwhich he joined in February 2022, until June 30. The 37-time international England He assured the aforementioned program that he hopes to return fully to training at the end of the current campaign.

His last game was with Besiktasto whom he gave the Everton in 2023, but suffered a hip injury. Alli commented that coming out of her tunnel “has been difficult and it’s a journey I’m on, I’m enjoying it.”

Dele Alli He explained, always on Sky Sports, that when he talks about his mental problems and addictions “I said that if I help someone I will be happy and that’s all I want, the support and The reaction I got was huge, I’m proud of it.”

Dele Alli is part of the selection of England who reached the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but has not played for his national team since 2019

The former midfielder Tottenham He said that if he doesn’t play for so long “it’s only because of an injury problem, something that I hope to finish overcoming, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Dele Alli He added in the aforementioned program, as reported by BBC Sports: “I had to be patient and it was a long road with the injury, a lot of ups and downs. Having all these obstacles helped me grow as one person.”

Source: La Verdad


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