Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has thanked everyone who has sent him their very best wishes after the England international was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday morning.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, burglars broke into the former MK Dons midfielder’s North London home, which was being stayed in by five people at the time – including Alli, his girlfriend, his brother, his brother’s girlfriend and another friend.
Police have confirmed that two of the male residents were assaulted during the incident, with reports claiming that Alli was one of those injured in the attack.
Police have also confirmed that no arrests in connection with the incident have yet been made, but enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
“Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery including watches, before fleeing,” a statement from the Police read.
“Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted. They did not require hospital tratement.”
Less than 24 hours on from what must have been a terrifying ordeal, Alli has taken to social media to thank everybody who has wished him and his family well after the incident.
On Twitter, the Spurs midfield star said: “Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”
Spurs have also released a statement following the incident, which reads as follows: “We have been offering our support to Dele and those isolating with him. We encourage anyone with any information to help the police with their investigation to come forward.”
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Alli is not the first Tottenham player to be the victim of a house burglary in recent months, as central defender Jan Vertonghen’s home was also burgled by men armed with knives.
On that occasion, Vertonghen was not at his home at the time as he was in Germany for Spurs’ second-leg of their UEFA Champions League clash with RB Leipzig back in March.
This season, Alli has racked up 35 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, netting nine goals along the way.