- Dele Alli interview shines spotlight on players’ wellbeing
- Former PFA chairman calls for change to ‘crisis mode’ approach
The Professional Footballers’ Association has been urged to do more to prevent addictions and mental health problems from escalating after Dele Alli, the Everton midfielder, spoke out about his addiction to sleeping pills.
Clarke Carlisle, a former chairman of the PFA who now works as a mental health consultant, said: “PFA intervention only comes on request. It’s a reactive measure. So invariably, they only get involved when players are having problems. And they’re in like crisis mode or disaster recovery.”
Written by Emily Dugan
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