Published: February 3, 2020 9:13:42 pm
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli mentioned he bears no unwell will in the direction of Raheem Sterling after being on the receiving finish of a bruising tackle from the Manchester City ahead throughout Spurs’ 2-Zero win over the Premier League champions on Sunday.
Sterling’s try to win the ball noticed him step on Alli’s ankle however the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) didn’t deem the problem worthy of a pink card, angering Spurs boss Jose Mourinho who was adamant the England man ought to have been despatched off.
Alli carried on enjoying earlier than he was substituted within the 70th minute and Spurs, who play an FA Cup fourth-round replay in opposition to Southampton on Wednesday, are but to offer an replace on the severity of his harm.
“We were speaking about it at halftime and we are good friends,” Alli advised reporters. “I know what sort of player Raheem is and he would never intentionally try to hurt someone. There are no hard feelings. He is a fantastic player and we move on.”
The tackle was just like final month’s incident the place Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was despatched off on VAR evaluate and banned for 3 video games when his mistimed tackle almost injured Crystal Palace’s, Max Meyer.
“I am not sure (if it was a red card) to be honest,” Alli added. “I have not had a proper look back at it. It is obviously for the referee and VAR to make the decision. They didn’t give the red card.”
The consequence moved Spurs as much as fifth within the Premier League standings — 4 factors behind Chelsea and a top-four spot — whereas second-placed City at the moment are 22 factors behind league leaders Liverpool.
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