As we prepare for another fantastic footballing feast this summer with the World Cup in Russian Federation, one of Brazil's most incredible left-back's of all time, Roberto Carlos, has claimed that England's Dele Alli is 'a lot like a Brazilian'.
But the midfielder, who despite his reputation has only ever been sent off once in three seasons for Spurs (a Europa League tie), insists he has learned from his mistakes. "I've texted him and told them "There's some f***ing idiots in this game but you're one of the good ones", added Adams. And if you look at my record I've definitely learned from my mistakes. "At the World Cup, the refs and linesmen are all from a very high level anyway, so you are always aware, and it's part of football".
"You have to stay concentrated, you can't do stupid things".
"I have still got a few years left on my contract".
"You must be able to handle winning emotionally and mentally and if they don't know how to win it, they aren't going to win it", Adams said.
Adams, who is also a former England captain, said he is anxious about the frame of mind of the Tottenham players, as he feels they don't know how to win and lack the psychology that makes all the difference in winning a match.
Alli said he was looking forward to England's World Cup campaign, which begins against Tunisia on June 18, and was optimistic that they could succeed.
Dele Alli meanwhile has said that he is not anxious by FIFA's new rules, that will be in effect at this tournament, whereby referees can penalise players retrospectively within a game, thanks to the use of VAR.