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Euro 2016 - Dele exclusive from France

Posted on 17 June 2016  - 08:45

After playing his part in England's dramatic late win against Wales, Dele Alli took time out to give his views to Spurs fans from France...

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The all-action midfielder was one of five Spurs players in the starting line-up again as Roy Hodgson's men produced a stirring comeback to secure a crucial win in Group B of Euo 2016.

Trailing to Gareth Bale's free-kick at half-time, Jamie Vardy levelled 10 minutes into the second half before Daniel Sturridge claimed victory two minutes into added time.

Below: Dele joins the celebrations after Daniel Sturridge's strike

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Taking a touch from Vardy, Dele controlled and then backheeled the ball into the path of Sturridge, who slotted home, prompting delirious scenes from players, staff and fans alike in Lens.

England now top the group by a point from Wales and Slovakia. England play Slovakia in their final group game in Saint Etienne on Monday while Ben Davies and Wales face Russia in Toulouse (both 8pm UK).

Well done Dele, you were involved in that dramatic winner, can you describe you feeling when you saw the ball hit the net?
Dele:
"The feeling was indescribable. Obviously after the disappointment from the Russia game it was important we bounced back and got the win! And we did that, now we focus on the next game."

Kyle Walker was voted Man of the Match by UEFA, that makes it two out of two for the Spurs lads so far after Eric Dier in the Russia game. You are doing the club proud, how are you five enjoying it in France?
Dele: "Yeah, it's been great so far, and to be able to do it with the other boys from Spurs is great too. They've all been in good form and deserved the awards!"

Finally, how do you see the group now and the final match against Slovakia?
Dele: "It's important that we understand that the job isn't finished yet, we still have to go into the final game and try to win it, so that's what we'll look to do."