Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer launched a scathing attack on Tottenham’s defending in the build up to Manchester United’s goal in the 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
The former Newcastle United and England striker signed out Eric Dier for criticism and claimed that the Spurs player cost his side the game.
Is Shearer being too harsh with his view on Dier? Minutes earlier Dele Alli had the perfect opportunity to put Tottenham ahead but failed to make a good connection with the ball and saw his attempt go wide of David De Gea’s post.
Shearer also questioned Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to rest some of his players during the League Cup defeat to West Ham United – a trophy which he felt was Tottenham’s best chance of silverware this season.
“Spurs were all over the place,” Shearer told the BBC. “They’re all out of position. They needed to be five yards inside to mark their men.
“They didn’t smell the danger. Eric Dier has got to cover. He has got to expect the danger.
“He’s too weak [during the move]. He’s cost them the game.
“I thought they missed a trick in the week [by resting players in the 3-2 home defeat by West Ham] as the League Cup was their best chance of a trophy.”
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