Dele Alli is taking an absolute beating on social media after the Tottenham youngster struggled in England’s semi-final defeat to Croatia.
It’s official. It’s not coming home. England’s exhilarating World Cup run ended in misery on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic.
The Croatian midfield slowly but surely started to take over the game, and by the mid-way point in the second half it was like England weren’t even playing with a midfield.
While this was probably a tactical error by Gareth Southgate, Alli is taking tons of flak for his performance.
The 22 year-old scored against Sweden, but he hasn’t had a great tournament, seemingly carrying a knock through many of the games.
Together with Jesse Lingard he was tasked with helping Jordan Henderson and later Eric Dier in midfield, and neither of the attacking talents really did their defensive duties.
Alli had a particularly rough night, failing to make a single tackle or interception.
Fans are crucifying the young Spurs star on Twitter, and you can find some of the best reactions down below…
Honestly stunned that I just watched Dele Alli jogging about and giving the ball away a billion times for 120+ minutes in a world cup semi-final, while Loftus-Cheek, who's shown how much he has to his game, sat on the bench the entire time. Amazing.
— Sir Colin Shuttlecock (@iamsircolin) July 11, 2018
Dele Alli has absolutely ghosted the entire tournament and not a peep has been said about him
— Kaby Neita (@BecOfTheKop) July 11, 2018
Oxlade Chamberlain in place of Dele Alli and this team would carry so much more threat. Heartbreaking for him missing out on this tournament.
— Fab iano (@redmysterio96) July 11, 2018
How people can say Dele Alli is World Class is beyond me.
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) July 12, 2018
Dele Alli had a 3/10 World Cup but because his name isn’t Mesut Ozil, no one will bat an eye.
— Muhammad Ahmed (@DohukyMD3) July 12, 2018
Dele Alli and Kane the worst two England players on pitch, just below par.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) July 11, 2018
I’m proud of every single one of the lads except from Dele Alli, absolutely terrible footballer
— josh (@j0shbraithwaite) July 11, 2018
Dele Alli by far Englands worst player this tournament, He’s offered absolutely nothing. Should have stayed injured.
— Callum (@Calzuh) July 11, 2018