The New Dele Alli Challenge Is Almost Impossible To Copy

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Football celebrations post goals, over time, have turned out to be a stunning affair. Every year we get to watch new celebrations, and most times, they blow away our minds.

Last season, Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann’s epic ‘L’ dance celebration, which was inspired by the hugely popular video game Fortnite, caught our eye.

The France international’s dance, which he also performed at the World Cup final, was a stellar sight, with the viral celebration being pretty catchy and easy on the eye.

Spurs’ Dele Alli performed a hand celebration after scoring against Newcastle United at St James’ Park as well, which also went viral. Some of his teammates tried the gesture he used after scoring his side’s goal in the season opener, but didn’t manage to get it done.

Post that, the England international came out with another challenge. This time, he was seen covering both eyes with looped fingers. It’s fresh and difficult at the same time. The challenge is known as the #DeleChallenge. The tricky challenge has gone viral, and fans are finding it hard to replicate the same.

Has anybody succeeded at the new challenge? Well, at least Spurs teammate Georges-Kevin N’Koudou hasn’t got it right at all.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was quizzed about Alli’s celebration in his post-match press conference after the Newcastle game, and the manager replied stating that he had passed the challenge, but refused to demonstrate the same.

“I tried one time and it was perfect. He (Dele) said ‘fantastic, that’s why you’re the boss’. But now we’re in a very serious press conference and conversation. Maybe I show you after,” said the Argentine.

Dele’s brand new hand gesture is indeed a difficult task, and fans are going through tutorial videos, but haven’t been able to crack the code.