Eric Dier posts first social media message since incident in the stands last week

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Dom Le Roy

Eric Dier has had a fairly eventful couple of weeks, to say the least. The 25-year-old was a regular in Tottenham’s midfield in the first couple of months after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as the Spurs boss.

A series of poor displays saw him lose his place in the side but the England international has since been employed at centre half in the last couple of matches, and to excellent effect.

He has admitted that he would like to play at centre half permanently, a position Mourinho also believes he can shine in (Football.London).

His fine display against Norwich last Wednesday was overshadowed by a controversial incident after the game in which the Spurs star jumped into the crowd to confront a fan who was having an altercation with his brother (Express).

Despite the incident and the press attention it got, Mourinho kept faith in Dier for the clash against Burnley on Saturday and the former Sporting Lisbon man put in another fine display.

He first produced a competent performance at centre half before impressing as a central midfielder in the second half.

After Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor, Dier took to Instagram to post the following message:

Spurs Web Opinion

I have always believed that Dier was better suited to being a centre back than a defensive midfielder. I think he is better on the ball when he has the game ahead of him rather than when he has to pick the ball up from the defenders and turn on his blindside. He is also deceptively quick and like Sanchez, has the pace to get back when a striker gets in-behind.

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