Dier dreams of success for club and country

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Dom Le Roy

Eric Dier has a dream scenario in how he’d love his season for club and country to work out.

He has made a significant contribution to England’s qualification run and has in all likelihood cemented a place in Gareth Southgate’s midfield ahead of the World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

Dier hopes it could be a memorable nine months , a Premier League and Champions League double with Spurs and a successful World Cup with England ? “That is really what I dream of,” said the versatile Dier.

Dier is unique in that he’s accomplished in many positions Right back … central defender … midfield holding role : which makes him an huge asset to have for Mauricio Pochettino and England manager Gareth Southgate.

Diers dream? The young man says: “Winning the Premier League and then win something for England.”

However Dier is realistic when it comes to his dream scenario. He said: “There is so much that will happen before the World Cup. You just never know what is going to happen and that is one of the things I have learned.”

Despite the defeat to Iceland in the last European Championships, Dier told The Mirror that his side can build on that experience and prove people wrong. “No, France wasn’t a good experience,” he admitted. “ As a team we have a lot to prove to everyone – and we have to prove a lot of people wrong as well.”

Dier was complimentary of his club team mate Harry Kane after the striker netted and injury time winner against Slovenia

On Kane, Dier said:“He is fantastic,” said Dier of his Spurs teammate. “He scored at the end and showed such great desire to get in there and score. That’s what Harry does, isn’t it ?”

Dier is now looking forward to the World Cup. “It is exciting to be there because it is not just one of the biggest football events but a world sporting event as well. I want to be part of it.”

Dier was pleased with the maturity his colleagues displayed alongside him against a dogged and frustrating Slovenia side: “We kept going and we didn’t panic,” said Dier. “It was a frustrating night, I won’t deny that.They defended well and I think they had only conceded four goals before last Thursday. They were hard to break down but our persistence paid off.”

Dier’s first World Cup memory was not a good one for England but may endear him further to Spurs fans and one David Seaman will want to forget. It was Ronaldinho’s lob of the former Arsenal goalkeeper for Brazil against England in Japan in 2002.“I don’t know why but I just remember that,” said Dier.

So is it all just a dream for our Eric? Unfancied teams have won International Tournaments in the past, League titles and European titles too, so it is not inconceivable but I guess very very difficult, we can all but join Eric in his dream. Let us have your thoughts.

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