Tottenham Hotspur sensation Dele Alli has told this month's issue of Four Four Two that he will continue to be himself after advice from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
This time last year, Alli was attempting to help MK Dons win promotion to the Championship - something he succeeded in doing - before linking up with Spurs last summer.
Now an England international and a shoe-in for the Young Player of the Year award, Alli is the talk of English football - but he has recently come in for criticism.
A delightful footballer with great skill and technique, Alli does also have an aggressive edge to his game, and has recently been caught up in a host of on-field spats with opposition players, such as Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt and Fiorentina's Nenad Tomovic.
Many have told Alli to calm down and take some of that edge away from his game, but the teenager has now told this month's issue of Four Four Two that he plans to continue being himself after conversations with manager Mauricio Pochettino and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Alli revealed that Lloris has been a 'great influence' on him at Spurs, and says the Frenchman told him not to tone down his aggression - so Alli will just continue the way he is, no matter what controversy surrounds his on-field actions.
"I like to go out there and be myself," said Alli. "Sometimes I get carried away with things, but I'm 19 and I've still got a lot to learn. Mauricio Pochettino and I have had a few chats about it."
"Hugo Lloris has been a great influence on me at Tottenham and he has spoken to me about it, too. He told me not to let that aggressive side fall out of my game, so I'm just going to keep being myself," he added.
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