Dele Alli Of Everton Wants To Play In 2026 FIFA World Cup


    Dele Alli has revealed his career targets and aspirations for the coming years, affirming that he knows where his level is.

    Alli, who has had a turbulent career since he burgeoned at MK Dons and performed greatly in his early years at Spurs, is confident of a career renaissance.

    Dele Alli, who currently plays for Everton, having joined the club on a free transfer on January 31, 2022, shared his goals for the future during punditry duties for Sky Sports on Monday, April 15, 2024.

    The Englishman expressed that he has his sights on playing at the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and he has set a reminder to ensure he is focused on achieving that aim.

    Alli made these assertions after he was questioned by Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show.

    Dele Alli keen on reviving football career

    Dele Alli shared that despite the misgivings of people, having been out of action for about a year, he is keen on reviving his football career.

    The former Besiktas man said: “You know you can set reminders on your phone, I have a reminder at 11 o’clock every day that says, “World Cup 2026”. That’s my aim for now.”

    “I think that people will be like, ‘he hasn’t played in a year’ but I don’t care, I know my level. The only target I have is the World Cup right now.”

    Dele Alli as aforementioned is contracted to Everton, and he certainly would have been discontent with seeing Sean Dyche’s lose 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea rolling over them with ease.

    Cole Palmer scored a haul (4 goals) in the encounter, as Nicolas Jackson and Alfie Gilchrist also got in on the scoring act.

    Alli is certainly keen on returning to football and accentuating his artistry, with the hope of getting back to his peak in no distant time.

    The 28-year-old has made just 13 appearances for Everton, scoring no goal and providing no assist in all competitions.

    Everton saved £10 million due to Dele Alli’s appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football

    Meanwhile, the appearance of Dele Alli on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football will save Everton about £10 million.

    Alli, who made his punditry debut for Sky Sports on Monday, April 15, 2024, joined Everton in January 2022 on a free transfer, but with an inclusion of appearance-based add-ons.

    Dele Alli’s deal to Merseyside included Everton paying £10 million if the attacker made 20 Premier League appearances for the club.

    However, the 28-year-old has made just 13 appearances for the Toffees due to several factors, including; injury and a drop in form.

    Everton have just 6 matches left to play this season, and with the contract of Dele Alli set to expire in the summer, his appearance on Sky Sports indicates that he cannot end the season with any more than 19 league appearances.

    This will save the Toffees a fortune, as they will keep a staggering £10 million, due to Alli not featuring in the stipulated amount of games required to activate that clause.

    Dele Alli has made 385 club career appearances thus far, scoring 94 goals and providing 74 assists in all competitions.

    Internationally, Alli has made 37 appearances for England, scoring 3 goals and providing 7 assists in all competitions.


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