Ian Wright comments on Tottenham star Dele Alli's 'sharp edge' after Sunderland spat

Ian Wright believes Tottenham wonderkid Dele Alli 'has the devil in his eye'.

Pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thinks Tottenham's Dele Alli was 'clever' with his minor spat against Sunderland last weekend.

Spurs have enjoyed a superb week, beating Sunderland 4-1 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane, before a 2-0 FA Cup win over Leicester City in midweek, sending them into the fourth round of the competition.

This weekend, it's back to Premier League action for Mauricio Pochettino's men, as the face a trip to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park - but there has been some criticism for Dele Alli this week.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been one of the stars of the Premier League season, hitting five goals and three assists in his debut top flight campaign following his move from Milton Keynes Dons.

With an England goal to his name too, it's been a sensational season for Alli, but he has been criticised this week having been involved in a spat with Patrick van Aanholt against Sunderland last week.

Alli threw the ball back at Van Aanholt's face, and whilst nobody can exactly prove that he did it on purpose, much has been made of Alli's 'dark side' this week.

Now, former Arsenal striker and current pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he likes Alli's mean streak, commenting on the midfielder's 'sharp edge' at times, as seen in the spat with Van Aanholt.

"It's a lovely edge, a very sharp edge," said Wright. "He's got that little devil in his eye, and I think you need that. He's not lunging in on him, he's just done a little naughty thing - it's something that, for me, I'd rather see him doing that than losing his head and diving into people," he added.

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