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Dele Alli Credits Mauricio Pochettino For Helping Him Control His Temper

Dele Alli has credited Mauricio Pochettino with helping him to learn from his mistakes, but insists that he will never fully lose his fiery edge.

The England international has built a reputation for having a hot-headed nature, not helped by a straight red shown to him in the recent Europa League meeting with Gent for a dangerous studs-up challenge.

“I have so many things to learn from this season,” he is quoted as saying by The Express. “Everyone makes mistakes and it’s important that you bounce back. I felt horrible straight after it but it’s important I put it behind me and make sure I learn from it and keep improving.

“Thankfully, Mauricio Pochettino knows that’s who I am. We’ve had a few talks and he’s been really supportive. It’s good to have a manager behind me who trusts and supports me as much as he does. I have calmed down a bit but I’m never going to take that out of my game.

“I’m never gonna say sorry for wanting to win or trying as hard as I can. Sometimes things happen and you have to learn from them. I’m still young, I’m 20 years old. There’s going to be a lot of ups and downs in football, that’s the way it is. It’s important if things don’t go my way and things happen, that I learn from them and keep improving.”

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