Harry Kane has spoken out about Dele Alli’s interview with Gary Neville.

Speaking ahead of England’s Euro qualifier against Ukraine today, the striker praised his former teammate and admitted that ‘really hopes’ he can get back to his best for Everton.

It’s been two months since The Overlap YouTube channel posted an interview with Dele, where spoke in detail about being sexually abused as a child, dealing drugs and becoming addicted to sleeping pills.

The midfielder was formerly one of the country’s most exciting young players when he burst onto the scene at Tottenham Hotspur, however his career went dramatically downhill in recent years and his move to Everton last year hasn’t gone much better either.

Dele revealed that he spent six weeks in rehab to treat his addiction this summer and he is now looking to reignite his football once he recovers from his long-term injury.

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The 27-year-old has received a mountain of support from fans, footballers and his former teammates, with Kane now admitting Dele’s interview was ‘eye-opening’.

“I think it was extremely brave of Dele to come out and give the interview the gave, we have 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,” Kane said.

“It was eye-opening for me to hear that. I text him after and said how much I think what he did will help a lot of other people share their feelings as well.

“I caught up with Dele in the summer, before the interview, and he seems to be on a good track, been working hard to get fit and so I can’t wait to hopefully see him back out and playing football again.

“I think he is in a better place now and he has a lot of time left in his career and I really hope he can get back on track and play week in and week out.”

Dele claims that Harry Kane was a ‘real friend’ to him

Dele signed out Kane and Eric Dier as being ‘really friends’ to him during an extremely difficult period in his life. The trio spent seven years together at Tottenham and have also played together at international level.

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Dele joined Everton in the hope that he could rediscover his form, however it hasn’t gone very well for him at Goodison Park.

After his unsuccessful loan spell in Turkey ended in an early return due to injury, Dele has been sat on the sidelines ever-since. However, there is plenty of hope that he can kick on once he is fully fit as he looks for a fresh start at the club.

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