Tottenham youngster Dele Alli was caught on camera appearing to punch West Brom’s Claudio Yacob on Monday night.
Dele Alli could face a retrospective three-match ban from FA after the midfielder punched West Brom’s Claudio Yacob in the stomach in the 26th minute of the game. The incident went unseen by referee Mike Jones, as he was watching the ball on the wing.
Dele Alli with a punch on Claudio Yacob? Needs more than this ropey Twitter clip, I think pic.twitter.com/h8qoUltPwd
— Oliver Todd (@oliver_todd) April 25, 2016
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the 20-year-old is becoming a target for opposition teams.
“I hear some comments but I have no time to see the action [the incident with Yacob],” said Pochettino.
“Sometimes the opponent find him and try to provoke, they know he has a strong character and may react.
“I don’t know what has happened, we will see. I have nothing to comment now but Dele has a strong character if you wind him up.”