Read Chelsea boss Pochettino’s emotional message to Dele Alli after he opened up about his troubles
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his latest thoughts on Dele Alli.
The Everton attacker gave an interview to Gary Neville where he discussed personal issues in his career.
Alli spoke about his addiction to sleeping pills and talked about his childhood traumas as well.
Pochettino, who coached Alli at Tottenham, told reporters: “Of course, it was really tough for me to see him. I didn’t finish the interview because it was so painful. He knows how we [Pochettino and his coaching staff] love him, how important he is for us as a person.
“Like a player, he was amazing but like a person he has a big, big heart. And of course, we are in contact. After the USA tour I hope to see him in London, to meet him and give him a big hug.
“Always, it is tough when you love a person but they show in an interview like this, it is really, really painful. But he is a strong, unbelievable guy and for sure he will become stronger.”