Mauricio Pochettino says too much pressure is being placed on Tottenham Hotspur and England youngster Dele Alli. The Spurs boss insists he has ‘full confidence’ in Alli, though he remains wary of too much being asked of the 21-year-old. Alli has struggled to hit the heights of the last two seasons on a consistent basis during this term. He played just 22 minutes of England’s two friendlies against Holland and Italy, with his international boss Gareth Southgate suggesting that he was far from a certain starter going into this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Pochettino has warned that people shouldn’t be too sore on a player that is still maturing in life, never mind football. “I have full confidence in him and his talent and because I know him – he is a great kid and a very good person,” said the Argentine. “But he is young. He is 21. If you compare with normal people on the street who are 21, they are still living at home with their parents, they are still at university doing stupid things.” Tottenham will do what they can to help Alli continue his progress and Pochettino feels that Alli is now something of
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