Kane’s World Cup form no surprise says Dier

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Eric Dier is not surprised by Harry Kane’s World Cup scoring run and has added that the striker is still improving.

Kane has netted five goals in the tournament, one more than Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku and Kane could line up against the latter  when England take on Belgium on Thursday with top spot in Group G at stake.

On the form of his club team mate Dier told reporters: “I’m not surprised, no. Everyone knows by now. It is funny how people still talk about Harry in the way that you are still supposed to be surprised by it.He has been doing it at a consistent level now for a long time and continues to improve. He has a fantastic work ethic and attitude and is extremely driven.

He added: “It has been a fantastic tournament for him so far and hopefully he can continue to play a massive part in the tournament for England and I believe he has an even better level as well.”

Dier himself admitted he has been chomping at the bit to be involved, as have all of those players who are yet to feature in Russia.

He went on to say: “Obviously not just myself but the 12 players that aren’t playing, it is only natural we want to play,” 

“It is normal, it is one of the reasons we get to where we do because we have a competitive nature.

He also added: “We have to respect that, keep pushing, I think that is what the players have been doing. That has been the mentality of the players who have not been in the starting XI, keep working at the best of our ability.”

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