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My First Spurs Christmas - Dele Alli

Posted on 23 December 2015  - 19:07

Catching up with our recent signings to find out about their plans for the festive period and how they’ve celebrated in the past. Today, England international midfielder Dele Alli.

Dele in training at Hotspur WayWheeling away after scoring against West Bromwich AlbionDele with Kieran Trippier, Clinton Njie, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer at the Lane

Previous club: MK Dons.

Apart from training, what will you do on Christmas Day?
Go back to Milton Keynes to see the family – including my brother and sister – to give them their presents. It’ll be good to see them and have some Christmas dinner, although I won’t be able to do much, obviously, because of the game on Boxing Day.

How does this differ from past Christmases for you? 
To be fair, at MK Dons we didn't always have to come in on Christmas Day. We sometimes got given a running schedule to do at home so obviously staying here, training in the morning and being away from the family home is a bit different for me.

What is traditional at Christmas in your family?
Just the usual really – giving each other presents and enjoying the festivities.

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What is your favourite festive meal? 
I’ve seen some of the other boys have said this during the week as well, but it’s still turkey for me!

What do you wish for at Christmas? 
Some more goals. You can never have too many of those!

What was your most memorable gift as a child?  
There was this one time I got a little microphone with a small drum kit. You could sing along to it and everything. I still remember the tune I played on it, so that was a lot of fun – and obviously it was great to get a football too!