Dele Alli still learning as he admits fame and fortune forced behaviour change

first_imgDELE ALLI revealed how fame and fortune forced him to change his behaviour after learning his lessons the hard way.The Spurs and England midfielder is currently up on an FA misconduct charge over an ill-advised joke about coronavirus, which could yet see him banned when football finally returns from the enforced break.2 Dele Alli could still be banned when football finally returns after how ill-advised coronavirus jokeCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe has already apologised for the gaffe and believes he is now much more aware of his responsibilities after having to come to terms with his high profile from such a young age.Dele, 23, was only 16 when he made his league debut for MK Dons and 19 when he won his first full England cap.He told the Otro YouTube channel: “After I started playing for the national team a lot of people would stop me and ask for pictures.“A year before, I was a normal kid from Milton Keynes who could go anywhere and do whatever I wanted without being noticed.“But when you join the Premier League you start to get noticed and you have to be a role model.“I’ve always tried to live my life as a good person but I’ve made a lot of mistakes and it’s all about adapting and learning from them.“I’m still young and each experience is a new one for me, so it’s important to have good people around you — and I’ve always had that growing up.”2latest football newsTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossDele’s team-mate Moussa Sissoko says he is ready to hit the ground running for Spurs — whenever clubs get the green light to play again.The France midfielder, 30, has not played since New Year’s Day after suffering a knee injury which required surgery.He told the Spurs website: “My knee’s OK. I’ve trained with the team for nearly two weeks.“I’m building my fitness to be ready for when we can play again.”TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESEngland footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more