Harry Kane has backed Dele Alli to revive his playing career after going public with the small print of his traumatic upbringing.
Alli revealed in July that he was sexually abused on the age of six and bought medication aged eight in a surprising childhood, which created points that finally led him to enter rehab earlier this 12 months.
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Kane was a Tottenham and England team-mate of Alli’s however he admitted his shock at Alli’s ordeal when talking on Friday forward of England’s Euro 2024 qualifier in opposition to Ukraine in Poland.
“I think it was extremely brave of Dele to come out and give the interview he gave,” mentioned Kane.
“We’ve known each other for a period of time but I didn’t know the extent of what he had been through in his life, for sure.
“It was eye-opening for me to hear that. I texted him afterwards and mentioned how a lot I believe what he did will assist lots of people as nicely really feel snug in sharing their emotions and sharing what they have been by way of.”
Alli revealed in his interview that Kane was “brutally trustworthy” as one of the players “that did not approve of what I used to be doing” as he tried various coping methods including taking sleeping pills before seeking professional help.
“I caught up with Dele in the summertime however that was earlier than the interview,” continued Kane. “He appeared to be on a great monitor. I do know he is been working laborious to get match. I am unable to wait to hopefully see him again out playing soccer once more. I believe he’s positively in a greater place now.
“He’s still got a lot of time left in his career and I’m one person who really hopes he can get back on track and see him playing week in, week out.”
While Alli steps up his comeback at Everton, Kane has scored three objectives in as many Bundesliga matches after buying and selling Spurs for Bayern Munich earlier this summer time.
Asked whether or not he had began talking any German, Kane added: “It hasn’t really come along any further yet, to be honest. I’m due to start lessons when I get back, the teacher was away for a little while.
“I’m totally open to attempting to be taught the language. I’ve been informed this can be very robust however I need to take within the tradition as a lot as doable and even when I get a phrase right here and there, that may be good.”