Tottenham Hotspur finally return to action in the Premier League this weekend after having to wait an entire international break to right the wrongs of Brighton.
Spurs visited the South Coast last time out in the league, losing the match 3-0 in embarrassing fashion, while also seeing their captain stretchered off the pitch.
Hugo Lloris managed to simultaneously hand Brighton a goal inside three minutes while also dislocating his elbow in the process.
Spurs never recovered from this early blow and they fell to a heavy defeat with a whimper, just days after they had been demolished by Bayern Munich 7-2 at home.
Tottenham certainly have a point to prove at home to Watford this weekend, but what better way to kickstart the season than against the very bottom team in the league?
However, Eric Dier has now revealed that he wanted this match to come far quicker, as he was ready to play again the day after the Brighton loss.
He said (Tottenham): “To be honest, after Brighton, I wanted to play again the next day. It’s never nice going into an international break on that note and having to wait this long.
“At the same time, it gives you time to settle and put your emotions in the right place. Hopefully, that’s what we’ll do, and we can all push through this as a Club. We need everyone – players, staff, fans – to stand up and push through this.
“For me, the main thing is we’ve been working all together – okay, some people have gone, some people have come in – but working all together over the last five years to get to the point where this is the conversation when you lose two games on the trot.
“We’ve wanted to get to the point where we are considered a team that if you lose two games like that, you come in for a lot of criticism. Now, we have to embrace the situation.
“We’ve got to this point and now we need to… as I said to the press after the Brighton game, we can’t back down, we need to push forward, push through it, fight through it, everyone together.”
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The talk is nice, but I think fans are beyond that now. They want to see the words backed up with some heart and desire on the pitch, after that the results will surely follow.
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