Robbie Savage issues stern warning to Tottenham star Dele Alli, explains title challenge risk

Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage believes Tottenham's Dele Alli is 'pushing his luck'.

Pundit Robbie Savage has told The Mirror that Tottenham's Dele Alli is a 'fantastic talent' - but is 'pushing his luck' after another off-the-ball incident.

Alli, 19, has taken the Premier League by storm in his first top flight campaign, hitting seven goals and five assists, as well as notching another assist in the Europa League.

Now an England international and in line for a major role at this summer's European Championships in France, Alli seems to have everything going for him - but he's come in for criticism of late.

There is a clear edge to Alli's game, and he has become involved in a number of unsavoury incidents in recent weeks, with the latest coming against Fiorentina on Thursday night.

Spurs travelled to Italy for a huge Europa League clash, and Alli was lucky to stay on the pitch with just a booking after appearing to kick defender Nenad Tomovic off the ball, enraging the Serbian with his actions.

Now, pundit Robbie Savage - who was no strange to controversial moments during his own playing career - has told The Mirror that whilst he thinks Alli is a 'fantastic talent', the teenager is also walking a tightrope.

Savage listed the recent incidents involving Alli, and stated that he risks missing Tottenham's title challenge if he continues this way, as he will pick up red cards and sit in the stands serving suspensions unless he changes his ways quickly.

"Although there is no disputing that Dele Alli is a fantastic talent, he is pushing his luck," said Savage. "Alli should have been sent off in Florence on Thursday night, and in recent weeks he has also upset fans of Crystal Palace (for treading on Yohan Cabaye), Sunderland (for throwing the ball at Patrick van Aanholt) and Watford (for a tackle on Etienne Capoue)."

"He will be of little use to Spurs on the title run-in if he is sat in the stand serving a suspension after being sent off, so he needs to trim the rough edges from his game," he added.

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