Dele Alli's Mum Rues Not Seeing Son Play At W/Cup
England midfielder Dele Alli. Twitter

Denise, English star Dele Alli’s estranged mother, has rued her inability to watch her son play at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Alli scored in the Three Lions’ 2-0 win over Sweden in the last eight of the competition with his mum elated by the impressive showing of the Tottenham man.

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“Seeing that photograph was upsetting. I know he considers them his family, but I am still his mum. It does hurt to see photos like that,” the 55-year-old told Daily Mail.

“Of course, I would love to be in Russia with him. I sent him a message before he went to the World Cup and when he scored the goal, but I have not heard anything back.

“He does not contact me anymore, which makes me so sad; and he only answers messages from my daughter.”

Denise further disclosed that, “I just want a hug from my son who has made his mum so proud that he is playing for England and scoring in a World Cup.”

She added that, “I sat on my own in the lounge watching the game [against Sweden] and when Dele scored, it was amazing and I was screaming at the telly, ‘Well done Dele, well done.

“I’d love to have been there to see it live, but I couldn’t afford to go to Russia: It would be a dream to see my son play in the World Cup.”