Davies: Alli will be will be watched

Wales' Ben Davies has warned Dele Alli that his Euro 2016 behaviour will be closely monitored following the player's recent involvement in unsavoury on-field incidents.

The two Tottenham teammates meet each other as opponents in Thursday's Group B clash in Lens, and this is the second incident of subtle mental warfare deployed by Chris Coleman's team.

Earlier this week Gareth Bale told reporters that he and his Welsh teammates play with more passion that their English counterparts, a statement that was largely ignored by his opponents.

This particular comment by Davies could be seen as a slightly more direct attempt at distracting the opponent.

"He has to be careful," the left-back told reporters.

"With what he has done this season people are going to be looking at him now," he continued. "Not just for the quality of his football but will be scrutinised for his behaviour as well."

"But that's part and parcel of his game, it's what makes him the player he is," he added, refering to, amongst other incidents, Alli's three-match ban after punching West Bromwhich Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob.

"If he didn't have that fight in him then he probably wouldn't be doing what he's doing at 20 years of age.

"You can have a laugh about it after it's happened but he's probably been fortunate that it hasn't affected his game.

"But he's also won us games as well and we're lucky at Spurs to have him," Davies added.

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