MX23RW : Wednesday, October 24 05:44:59

Former MK Dons boss Karl Robinson sick of Dele Alli criticism

Former MK Dons manager Karl Robinson is "sick of people having a go" at Dele Alli following criticism over his middle-finger gesture while on England duty.

Former MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has called on people to leave Dele Alli alone as he is "sick of people having a go at him".

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who came through the ranks at the Stadium MK, came under fire following a middle-finger gesture he made while on England duty against Slovakia.

Robinson, his former coach, acknowledges that Alli should not have done what he did, but is unhappy with the nation "looking to nail him to the mast".

The Charlton Athletic boss is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I'm sick of people having a go at him. Just leave him alone. The kid just wants to play football.

"What he did probably wasn't right. But he sees that football pitch as how he saw his old school playground. That's how he plays. He plays free. That's how he plays.

"It's typical of us, though, isn't it. He's made one or two little mistakes and everybody in the country is looking to nail him to the mast. He's done what has done and he'll learn his lesson. I will always back him."

Alli came through the ranks at MK Dons, making his first-team debut in 2012 and becoming one of their standout players before being sold to Spurs in 2015.

Share this article now:
Joe Dodoo of Bury beats Donal McDermott of Rochdale during The Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Rochdale and Bury at Spotland on December 6, 2015 in Rochdale, England.
Read Next:
Dodoo joins Charlton on loan from Rangers
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account