Dier out to banish Wembley “hoodoo” talk

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Dom Le Roy

We can banish any talk of a “Wembley hoodoo” by beating Bournemouth today, according to Eric Dier.

It’s well documented that we are yet to record a win at Wembley in the Premier League so far this season, with one defeat and two draws.

The lads also did not win at there in the Champions League last season however big Eric is unconcerned, pointing to victories against Borussia Dortmund in Europe’s elite competition and Barnsley in the Carabao Cup this term as evidence we can perform at the famous venue.

“I love playing at Wembley and we should all count ourselves lucky to be playing there every weekend,” Dier said speaking on Sky Sports show Soccer Saturday.

“Now it is just down to us as players – if we do not want to be asked that question, then we need to start getting results there and that is what we are looking to do.
“Last season being the last at White Hart Lane created something extra special there. Football has a funny way of happening where those sort of things happen.

Dier continued “It was the stadium’s last year and we did not lose a game there and there are always those nice fairytales that happen in football.
“And obviously we have just moved to a new stadium, which is never going to be easy, but I do not think the problem is as big as some people are making it out to be.
“If you look at last season, we just had a poor Champions League campaign, I do not think it had anything to do with Wembley.

Dier was keen to point out about improved results saying “But I think we have learned from that and you can see our results have been a lot better this season, we beat Borussia Dortmund. So I do not think you can read too much into it.
“We had a slow start in general to the season and hopefully tomorrow we can start to stop the whole Wembley talk.”

Confident words from Dier, and let’s hope the lads will definitely banish any talk of a “hoodoo” for good.

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