Adebayo Akinfenwa wanted to ‘body’ Dele Alli for nutmeg and chased after him

Adebayo Akinfenwa has revealed he chased Dele Alli around a football pitch for ten minutes to try and "body him" after a cheeky nutmeg.

Alli, who was then just 17-years-old, was cutting his teeth as a professional for MK Dons, while Akinfenwa was at AFC Wimbledon at the time. The two clubs are bitter rivals with the old Wimbledon FC relocating to MK Dons, leaving the phoenix club AFC Wimbledon to restart at the bottom of the pyramid.

And speaking on the OfficiallyUrban podcast, Akinfenwa joked: "There's been a few man that it got to a point that if I see you afterwards I'll punch you up.

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"I remember I think he [Alli] nutmegged me, and I was trying to chase him, I was trying to chase him for like ten minutes as a striker.

"I just wanted to body him – I just couldn't get close to him… He said something like 'shut up' he was 17, he was a kid, I was like 'who are you talking to' – and plus it was MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon!"

However, despite being given the run-around by the teenage sensation, Akinfenwa has only been full of praise ever since.

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Speaking a couple of years after the game, he said: "Dele Alli is a prime example. Two years ago he was running League One, now he’s running it in the Prem. Long may he fly the flag. People think you’ve got to be good yesterday but give people the chance and we’ll have more Dele Allis.”

Alli's career has since gone off the rails, with his form taking a sharp dip – and the Englishman is now struggling to find his feet in Turkey.


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