Euro 2016: Provoking Dele Alli could backfire on Wales, says Ben Davies

first_imgProvoking England midfielder Dele Alli could end up being a plan that backfires, Wales defender and Tottenham Hotspur team mate Ben Davies has said ahead of their Euro 2016 Group B encounter in Lens on Thursday.The dynamic Alli, who has nine England caps, was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2015-16 campaign after he helped Tottenham finish third in the Premier League to claim a place in next season’s Champions League.”He’s one those players who you could wind up and he’ll stick the ball in the top corner against you, so it’s not always wise,” Davies told reporters in France.The 20-year-old did let his temper get the better of him late in the season, however, and was handed a three-match ban in April after he appeared to punch West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob in a league match.”With what he has done this season, people are going to be looking at him now, not just for the quality of his football but he will be scrutinised for his behaviour as well,” Davies added.”You can have a laugh about it after it has happened but he’s probably been fortunate that it hasn’t affected his game but he’s also won us games as well.”Wales, who beat Slovakia 2-1 on Saturday, also face Russia in their final group game in Toulouse on June 20.last_img read more

AZCardinals officially sign firstround pick Robe

first_img#AZCardinals officially sign first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche, fifth-rounders Marqui Christian and Cole Toner!— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 6, 2016That leaves the Cardinals with three unsigned rookie picks: third-round pick and Texas A&M cornerback product Brandon Williams; fourth-rounder Evan Boehm, a center out of Missouri; and sixth-round pick Harlan Miller from Southeastern Louisiana.Arizona opened its rookie mini-camp Friday that includes the following players: The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Nkemdiche is expected to contribute immediately after twice becoming an All-SEC First-Team selection at Ole Miss. The Associated Press’ Bob Baum reports the contract is for four years with a fifth-year option and worth $8.6 million, $4.4 million of which is guaranteed.Christian, a safety out of Midwestern State, and Toner, an offensive lineman from Harvard, will provide the Cardinals with depth at their respective positions. #AZCardinals rookie minicamp roster:— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) May 6, 2016 Source: @AZCardinals on Twitter Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Robert Nkemdiche makes it official and signs rookie deal. 🎥— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 6, 2016The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday they have signed three of their six picks from the 2016 NFL Draft.First-round pick (29th overall) Robert Nkemdiche, and fifth-round selections Marqui Christian (167th overall) and Cole Toner (170th overall) inked their contracts as Arizona opened its three-day rookie mini-camp. Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more