Eric Dier

Eric Dier calls on Tottenham to back Antonio Conte in transfer market

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has called on the club to capitalise on their return to the Champions League.Spurs booked their place back in the top tier of European football with a 5-0 final-day win at Norwich, which capped a remarkable resurgence under Antonio Conte.They were ninth when the Italian took over in November and then seven points adrift of fourth when they lost to Burnley in February but 10 wins from their next 14 games saw them overhaul Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham to claim fourth spot.Conte is due to meet chairman Daniel Levy and managing director of...
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Eric Dier insists there is more to come despite enjoying ‘best season’ of career

Tottenham defender Eric Dier believes he is in the form of his career but is determined to improve further under Antonio Conte.Dier has been in impressive form for Spurs playing in the centre of a three-man defence but missed out on Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the forthcoming international break.Conte said on Friday he expects Dier to go to the World Cup this year and reckons there is even more to come from the 28-year-old.Dier is keen to take those words on board.“I feel for me this is consistently my best season I have had so far at Tottenham overall,”...

Eric Dier urges Tottenham to ‘push on’ after Manchester City victory

Eric Dier says Tottenham’s stunning win at Manchester City will only count for something if they use it as a launchpad for the rest of the season.Spurs put in their best performance under Antonio Conte to end City’s 15-game unbeaten run in a dramatic 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.Harry Kane scored the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time, just two minutes after Riyad Mahrez looked to have stole a point for City with a late penalty.The three points were timely after back-to-back home defeats and hauled them back into the race for the top four.Wins like this...

Eric Dier injury absence is ‘big blow’ to Tottenham, Antonio Conte admits

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has said Eric Dier’s continued absence through injury is a “big blow”.The defender has missed the last two games with a recurrence of a thigh problem that he sustained before the winter break and Conte has said he will not be ready to face Wolves on Sunday.His absence was particularly felt in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to Southampton where Spurs lacked the defensive cohesion and organisation that Dier brings.Conte does however expect the England international to be fit for next week’s trip to Manchester City.“No, unfortunately he’s not fit. For sure, he’s a big loss...

Eric Dier ruled out of north London derby

Antonio Conte has revealed Tottenham defender Eric Dier will not be fit to play in the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday. The England international hasn't played since the New Year's Day victory over Watford due to a muscular problem, leaving Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies as the senior defenders in Conte's back three.

‘We lost our heads’ – Eric Dier says Spurs will learn from mistakes at St Mary’s

Tottenham defender Eric Dier says his side “lost their heads” as they tried to find a winner against 10-man Southampton on Tuesday. Spurs had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw after failing to break down the Saints, who had Mohammed Salisu sent off in the 39th minute for a foul which allowed Harry Kane to level from the spot after James Ward-Prowse’s stunning opener.

Tottenham 2-1 West Ham: Spurs move into Carabao Cup semi-finals

Tottenham moved into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup as they edged West Ham in a thrilling quarter-final tie. The hosts went ahead when Steven Bergwijn linked up with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and fired home his first goal of the season after 29 minutes. But Tottenham's lead only lasted three minutes...