Raheem Sterling criticism at Euro 2016 was ‘worst I’ve ever seen’, reveals Tottenham ace Dele Alli
Dele Alli says criticism directed at Raheem Sterling during Euro 2016 was the ‘worst’ he had ever seen.
The Manchester City winger was singled out for his performances at the tournament as England were knocked out by Iceland in the last 16.
“He is honestly one of the best people you could meet in terms of how he’s dealt with everything.
“That was my first major tournament and Raheem’s a year older than me.
“I don’t know how I would have handled all the heat that they were putting on him.
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“Raheem was playing first-team football a lot sooner than I was and was a much bigger name before I started coming on to the scene.
“I already had this picture of him from what I’d seen and when you meet him he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with and he’s so focused and dedicated.
“But you hear and read all this s*** about him.”
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Sterling has established himself as one of the finest footballers in the Premier League in recent years.
The 24-year-old has scored 19 goals and registered 11 assists for City this season – and also bagged his first England hat-trick in a 5-0 win against the Czech Republic last month.
He has recently been praised for taking the lead in calling out racism after he was allegedly being racially abused while on England duty in Montenegro.
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