Dele Alli has said he is not performing as well as he could this season but is paying no attention to the critics.
“At 21, when you set your standards as high as I did the last two years it’s not always the case that you’re going to be able to reach them all the time. Some people think if you’re not scoring or assisting you’re playing badly.
“I criticise myself all the time. I think I can do better, I can do more for the team, so I think it’s just working on myself and my own game.”
“People’s opinions are changing all the time and I think you’d be more worried if the other fans like you as a player. When your own fans start disliking you, then it changes and you think about it a bit more.
“As players we’re not too worried about what people are saying, as long as the people close to you, around you and your teammates are speaking highly and you’re doing what the team wants.”
“I think the tackle at Burnley … we both went into it the same, the ref made a decision and that’s the way it is.
“I think you’ve just got to focus on yourself every game and look at what you can improve every game and training session.
“Of course it’s always nice to prove people wrong. I think you can see I’m still as hungry as I have been I think I don’t want to change my game, change anything that’s got me to where I am — I just want to improve.”
Kane’s 39 league goals also saw him break Alan Shearer’s record for Premier League goals in a calendar year.
“He wants to be one of the best in the world and to do that you have to be up there statistically as well, getting the goals, and that’s what he’s doing as a striker,” Alli said.
“He’s a fantastic player and he always seems to set himself targets and smash through them, so it was no surprise that he done it again.
“He definitely deserves it. He’s an unbelievable athlete, he works hard every day on and off the field, so he deserves everything he’s getting.
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