Dier laments poor mentality following City defeat


Eric Dier has admitted that his side’s mentality “needed to be better” after we lost 3-1 to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s champions elect moved to within three points of claiming the league title, as goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan (penalty) and Raheem Sterling disposed of Mauricio Pochettino’s men at Wembley Stadium.

“We started very poorly today and not how we envisaged starting. It was a big hill to climb once they’d scored their two goals. When it went 3-1, the game was over,” Dier told Sky Sports News.

He added: “Our mentality needed to be better to start the game in the right way. Man City started on the front foot. Against a team like them, it’s difficult if you’re two goals behind. We reacted well and at the beginning of the second half we played well too. We didn’t have it in us to get back into the game again.”

The defeat brought an end to a 14-game unbeaten run in the top flight. Defeat coupled with Chelsea’s victory at Southampton mean the blues close the gap to seven points while Liverpools 3-0 win over Bournemouth leaves the reds 3 points ahead in 3rd (with one game in hand)

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  1. Davies, tripper,dier, and lamely ain’t top players and get found out against d best sides.davies is bang average solid is I suppose d word for him but not going threaten many people attacking wise,tripper much d same but better crossing ball but drop down in quality from walker.dier so slow gives d ball away so much switches off in games in big moments, Lamela works hard but rarely finds d net which in his position aint good enough.one final point Harry anonymous against stoke and city came back to quickly

  2. Dier is choice speaking about mentality as he constantly loses concentration and makes poor decisions with his distribution and marking. Davies, Trippier, Dier, Lamela are not the standard we need. Pooch needs to get his head out of his posterior and stop sidelining Alderwiereld. The guy is a world-class defender and Sanchez is a great prospect but needs to play alongside Vertonghen and Alderwiereld.We had one of the best defensive formations when we had Walker, Alderwiereld, Vertonghen and Rose and Pooch and Levy have allowed it to be dismantled which is quite unbelievable for a club supposedly looking to challenge. Lloris now looks flakey as he is far more exposed. Pooch worries me with his tactical ability and judgment of players at times.


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