Will Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli follow in David Beckham and Wayne Rooney's footsteps and become public enemy number one?

The Spurs midfielder was lucky to stay on the pitch v Fiorentina.

Yesterday saw Tottenham Hotspur take on Fiorentina in the UEFA Europa League. Spurs took a credible draw from the game in Florence but were lucky to have got away from the game with ten men on the pitch.

Dele Alli has been praised for his nasty streak, which has seen him get in the faces of plenty of players already this season. He flicked a ball into the face of Patrick van Aanholt recently and left a foot in on Etienne Capoue before that - he can certainly push the boundaries slightly.

Last night he did it again, kicking Nenad Tomovic of Fiorentina, and he should have been sent off.

Is the writing on the wall regarding England and Euro 2016?

In 1998 England took a talented but immature David Beckham to the World Cup in France. His kick out on Diego Simeone made him public enemy number one.

Wayne Rooney was also well known for his hot-head prior to the World Cup in Germany back in 2006. He was sent off for a stamp on Ricardo Carvalho and England went out on penalties.

Alli, who has been in top form this season and should feature for England, is certainly a worry on this front.

You can see it now. He continues to get away with it for Spurs but the moment he does it for England, he will be public enemy number one.

But that streak is what makes Alli and these players so good, it gives them that will to win.

So even if Alli does follow this trend he can take solace in the fact that David Beckham went on to become England's most decorated captain and Wayne Rooney currently holds that position.

Here's hoping Alli can get away with murder for England.

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