Dele Alli speaks after Sterling’s tackle on him |
Dele Alli speaks after Sterling’s tackle on him

Dele Alli speaks after Sterling’s tackle on him

After what seemed to be a red-card tackle on Spurs’ Dele Alli by Man City’s Raheem Sterling, the England international has come out to say he has nothing against his international teammate.

Referee Mike Dean only awarded a yellow card and VAR did not overrule him, as the Manchester Blues went ahead to lose 2-0 last night.

However, Alli is an early doubt for Wednesday's FA Cup replay against Southampton but he insists he is still mates with Sterling.

"We will see how it is on Monday, but hopefully it is not too bad," Alli said of the injury.

"I am not sure if it was a red to be honest, 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.

We were just chatting, he is not in the best of moods, he is a winner so it was difficult. We haven't seen each other for a while so it was nice to have a catch-up.

"We were speaking about it at half-time and we are good friends. I know what sort of player Raheem is and he would never intentionally try to hurt someone.”

The Spurs win means Liverpool move 22 points clear at the top, and need only six wins to clinch the league from Pep’s Man City.