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Blame me for Chelsea’s first goal – Dele Alli
Blame me for Chelsea’s first goal – Dele Alli

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Tottenham attacker, Dele Alli admits he was to blame for Chelsea’s first goal in Spur’s 3-0 defeat on Sunday.

Alli reveals it was his responsibility to mark Thiago Silva, who set Chelsea on their way in the second-half.

“It was tough. First half we played well and at half-time we were confident and we had a lot of belief,” said Alli.

“Once we went 1-0 down to a sloppy goal – and for me, it was my man so I need to take responsibility for that – it’s a bit of a mountain against a team like this.

“It could have gone either way in the fist half, but if you don’t punish them you can be punished and that is what happened today.

“Those small margins and opportunities make the difference. We could have been walking away from here today with the three points and a great performance. We started the game very well and at half time we were happy with ourselves. We felt like we were in control.

“I don’t think the result was fair, but in the end we have to take it and move on. There are positive to take, but we are not happy with the 3-0.”

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