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Dele Alli defends himself over dive claims


Despite the fact that the midfielder recently became famous as someone who goes to ground way too easily, he claims he never overreacts and follows the rules.

Dele Alli has clapped back at critics who have called him a “cheat” and shared that he does indeed get fouled a lot. He earned a reputation for such and now referees are closely watching every dive he takes to the ground, being suspicious if it is real or not.

“I get into the box and around the box a lot and I’m an attacking player so I get fouled a lot,” Alli shared, according to Goal.

“That’s the beauty of football. It’s the beauty of football. It’s all about opinions, but the main ones that matters to me are my families and coaches.”

“I’m confident in what I believe in, what they believe in and what the manager sees,” Alli went on to add.