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Dele Alli tries to recreate Paul Gascoigne's dentist chair celebration

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Dele Alli has failed to shine at the European Championships for England but that hasn’t affected his mood at all.

The 20-year-old scored a pretty funny diving header in training as Roy Hodgson’s team prepare to take on Iceland in the last-16 on Monday.

There’s also footage of Alli attempting to recreate Paul Gascoigne’s famous dentist chair celebration, which he performed after scoring a glorious goal against Scotland at Euro 1996.

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To further add to the entertainment, Alli got the better of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere with a cheeky nutmeg.

All in all, it was an exciting day for the Tottenham Hotspur man.

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Alli attempts Gazza's dentist chair

Nuts!

Sliding header

After failing to make much of a difference in either of England’s first two games at Euro 2016, Alli was on the bench for the 0-0 draw against Slovakia.

Wilshere was given an opportunity in relief of Alli but the 24-year-old failed to capitalise and was subbed off early in the second half.

It means Alli will likely start in Monday’s clash against Iceland as England look to reach the quarter-final.

Collymore defended Alli

It’s no real surprise that the former MK Dons player has failed to meet expectations in France given his importance to Tottenham last season.

He was a key part of their title bid and also made nine appearances in the Europa League.

Stan Collymore has given Alli the benefit of the doubt and doesn’t think England supporters should criticise him too much.

“Alli looks a little fatigued both mentally and physically – it’s his rookie season so we shouldn’t be too hard on him,” the talkSPORT broadcaster said, per Boylesports.

“But I thought the dynamism we’ve seen so often this season was lacking, and let’s not forget in the position he’s playing in he’s there to be a goal threat, creator and grafter, and against the Welsh I only really saw the latter.”

It’s good news for England that Alli is clearly enjoying training. If he can find the form that helped Tottenham nearly win the title, England certainly have a chance of contending in France.

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