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Dele Alli is confident about England’s penalty hopes

By June 30, 2018No Comments

Dele Alli wants to a take a spot-kick if England’s World Cup fate comes down to a penalty shootout.

The knockout phase brings with it the spectre of penalties, which Gareth Southgate’s men have been preparing for since March.

England have lost six of their seven shootouts at major tournaments, but Alli is confident this time will be different should it come to it.

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Dele Alli says England have been regularly practising their penalty-taking (Owen Humphreys/PA)

“We have been taking some penalties after training and looking into things,” he said ahead of the last-16 clash with Colombia.

“But obviously we don’t want to give too much away.

“We’re confident and we’re looking to change things.

“I took one against Southampton (at Tottenham). I think everyone wants to step up and help the team as much as we can.

“Whatever is right at the time, if I’m on the pitch, I want to take one and I’ll ask and try and take one.”