Dele Alli's mother responds to her son's heartbreaking interview
Former Tottenham Hotspur player, Dele Alli has been the centre of conversation since his interview with Gary Neville was released on the internet.
The mother of the player had an interview with the Sun where she reacted to her son's revelation about him being molested as a child by one of her friends.
Dele Alli confirmed in the interview with the Overlap that he was molested as a child by one of his mother's friends when he was 6 years old.
"At six I was molested by my mum's friend who was at the house a lot, my mum was an alcoholic. So that happened at six. I was sent to Africa to learn discipline, and then I was sent back. At seven I started smoking, at eight I started dealing drugs".
She insisted that she had no idea about her son's traumatic upbringing and says she hasn't been able to stop crying since he gave the interview.
"I have not been able to stop crying since I heard my son describe the abuse he suffered as a child. I had no idea he’d been molested. I’m so sorry. It breaks my heart to think that someone I allowed into my house might have betrayed my trust in the worst possible way. I cannot put into words how upset I am I no longer have contact with my son and only hope I will have the chance to see him again".
The 27-year-old enjoyed the best of his football career during his time at Tottenham Hotspur when Mauricio Pochettino was the club's manager, but has struggled to find his feet after the Argentine left the club.