‘Don’t just sit there like a spoilt kid’: All or Nothing documentary shows Eric Dier and Dele Alli involved in a furious bust-up after Tottenham’s defeat by Wolves last season
Eric Dier and Dele Alli were involved in a furious bust-up in the aftermath of Tottenham’s defeat by Wolves last season, it has been revealed.
Episode seven of the All or Nothing Amazon Prime documentary on Spurs’s 2019-20 season partly focuses on their defeat to the Molineux side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March.
The 3-2 reverse was Spurs’ third straight defeat at the time which severely damaged their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.
Dele Alli was involved in a bust-up with Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier, it has been revealed
Dier and Alli clashed after Spurs’ defeat by Wolves at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March
Alli threw his boots to the ground after entering the changing room before the clash ensued
Spurs led 2-1 at half-time but goals from Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez consigned them to defeat, and the documentary captures a stroppy Alli after the game.
The England midfielder throws his boots down saying: ‘How the f*** did we lose that? F***ing same every single game. Three of the worst goals I’ve ever seen in my life. Same problem.’
Dier then responds as the heated argument begins, saying: ‘Del, why you keep on saying these comments?’, to which Alli replies: ‘Nothing’s changing.’
Dier retorts back saying: ‘OK well put a name on them at least yeah? Don’t just sit there like a spoilt kid.’
Raul Jimenez scored the winning goal for the visitors as the hosts suffered a third straight loss
Alli admits the whole team is to blame, including himself, before Dier mocks Alli’s initial reaction of throwing his boots.
Alli then instructs Dier to sit there, causing the latter to respond: ‘It would be more helpful if you did.’
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is sat next to Alli as the bust-up unfolds, and at one point puts his arm around the Spurs and England midfielder.
Jose Mourinho was also present in the changing rooms during the duo’s heated argument
Another coach is sat next to Dier to ensure the situation does not get out of hand, and Mourinho also chips in saying: ‘I am happy that you had both these reactions, which is obviously because we lost.
‘We lost the game because we couldn’t make a foul to stop transitions.
‘The goals were all transitions and you have to be nasty, you have to be aggressive, you need to be clever, you need to make the foul.’