'Panto villain' Alli feeds off abuse

'Panto villain' Alli feeds off abuse

25-Dec-2017 22:30:00 | Yahoo Sports

Dan Kilpatrick Tottenham Correspondent BURNLEY, England -- "Pantomime villain" Dele Alli feeds off criticism and abuse to produce his best football, according to Tottenham and England teammate Harry Kane. Alli was subjected to constant boos and chants of "cheat" by the Burnley fans, who were convinced he dived for a 10th-minute penalty -- coolly converted by Kane -- in Spurs' 3-0 win at Turf Moor on Saturday. He went on to set-up chances for Kane and Moussa Sissoko before assisting Kane's hat trick goal with a fine pass to cap his best performance since he scored twice against Real Madrid on Nov. 1. Kane has said that critics motivated him to improve and he believes the midfielder, who was given

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