Dele Alli signs shirts and poses for photos with consoling Everton supporters as a fan holds a banner reading ‘We’re all with you’ after the midfielder’s emotional interview.
- Everton midfielder Dele Alli has continued to receive a huge amount of support.
- Alli recently opened up about her battles with addiction and trauma in an interview.
- Everton fans who traveled to Switzerland greeted Alli at pre-season training
Dele Alli took time off from pre-season training to meet Everton supporters who traveled to Switzerland for the team’s first friendly match ahead of the new season.
Everton flew across Europe for their first pre-season warm-up match against Stade Nyonnais, with Alli involved in training but not taking part in the match as he continues to recover from injury.
Alli gave an incredibly honest interview with Gary Neville which was published on Thursday, where he explained his battles with addiction to sleeping pills and also heartbreaking child abuse.
He has received an outpouring of support from fellow athletes, royals and supporters, and was given a further boost in person by Everton fans on Friday.
The midfielder was all smiles in training as new signing Ashley Young also settled into his new surroundings and took time to pose with the fans after the session.
Dele Alli is settling into pre-season training with Everton as Sean Dyche’s side ramp up preparations
Alli (centre) signs a black Everton shirt for a young fan hoping to meet the players
Another Everton supporter held up a banner with Alli reading: “We’re all with you, Dele.”
One image shows Alli signing a black Everton shirt for a supporter as the crowd gathered in the sunshine waiting to greet the players.
Another separate interaction captures him with a young fan holding a homemade sign reading, “We’re all with you, Dele,” along with two hand-drawn hearts.
It is the second day in a row that the former Spurs star has shown his appreciation for the Toffees fans after posing for photos on Thursday at Lake Geneva.
Alli appears to be back enjoying his football with Sean Dyche’s side after years of heartbreak and could play a major role in next season’s Premier League campaign.
He has only made 13 appearances for Everton since moving to the club on a free transfer early last year, but after revealing that he previously considered retiring at just 24, he seems determined to rediscover his previous best form.
Alli recently opened up about her battles with sleeping pill addiction and childhood trauma in an emotional interview.
Alli has been picked for Everton’s pre-season tour but did not appear in his first game in Switzerland.
Alli enjoyed a meteoric rise early in his career, becoming a regular for Tottenham’s first team and honored with the PFA Young Player of the Year award for his performances in the 2015-16 campaign.
He was later called up to England’s 2018 World Cup squad where the Three Lions reached the semi-finals before clashing with Gareth Southgate and Alli’s career began to decline.
Alli has yet to play Everton boss Sean Dyche, but he could get his first chance to impress when they face Wigan in a friendly on July 22.
He has a year left on his contract at the club and with age still on his side he could bounce back to become a crucial asset for the Toffees.