Eric Dier implies that Chelsea may be four years behind Tottenham squad

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur came a long way under Mauricio Pochettino in North London, with the Argentine manning the ship for over five years.

When Poch took over, he built a very young squad by getting rid of the deadwood and bringing in the likes of Eric Dier and Dele Alli.

He then took this young and raw side from the Europa League to the Champions League after just one year in charge.

Spurs pushed for the Premier League title during both the Leicester winning season and the following Chelsea winning campaign, but could never get it over the line.

Now a far older and more experienced team, Spurs made the Champions League Final earlier this year, and the once young stars like Dier, Kane, Alli, and co may now be reaching their peaks.

Eric Dier has claimed that this current Chelsea squad reminds him of Tottenham four years ago, which could be seen as a compliment or a hint that they have a long way to go.

Speaking prior to Sunday’s 2-0 defeat, he said (Telegraph): “I see a lot of us four years ago in this Chelsea team.

“I think there’s a lot of similarities from when we started out with Pochettino and what Chelsea are doing now.

“They’re performing at a consistent level, which is really good, and they all look very hungry which is good for people that are a bit older, they’re pushing everyone.

“It’s a very young squad with a lot of English players that have got their chance and seem to be relishing it.

“It’s a young manager as well and they seem to be playing a very good style of football, a very brave style of football.

“It will be exciting to play against them. We’ve had many great games against Chelsea in the last couple of years, hopefully this will be another one and will go in our favour.”

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