Frank Lampard Warns Dele Alli
Four-time FA Cup winner Frank Lampard has warned Tottenham’s Dele Alli not to ‘celebrate too early’ in future after the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at Wembley.
Alli danced in front of the Tottenham supporters after putting his side 1-0 up after 11 minutes during Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final.
But United came back in style with Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera scoring to send Jose Mourinho’s side into the final in May.
Lampard, who was working as a pundit on BT Sport for Chelsea’s semi-final against Southampton, said Alli should be careful when he chooses to celebrate.
‘I think Dele Alli has learned a big lesson there that don’t celebrate too early and dance too early,’ said the former Chelsea midfielder.
‘This isn’t me being too jealous because I can’t do the floss as I’ve been reliably informed and I can’t do it but that’s not why I’m saying it.
I just think in a big game like that when you’ve got 80 minutes left against Manchester United, I think you’ve got to be careful.
‘You can do that for the third goal maybe in the 90th minute and I think the game changed on. It’s a small thing [and] it’s a small detail but it does matter and I think he would have learned a lesson yesterday.’
Alli said after the game that he was ‘very disappointed’ with how Tottenham lost the game, adding: ‘Everyone talks that we want to win trophies but we can’t keep doing this.’