“Everyone in the squad looks up to him” – Dier reveals Tottenham’s source of inspiration

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Dom Le Roy

Eric Dier has paid tribute to his Tottenham team mate Hugo Lloris and revealed that the Frenchman is a figure of inspiration for the rest of the squad.

Lloris, who captains both France and Tottenham got to lift the World Cup in Russia this summer following Les Blues’ win against Croatia in the final.

The 31-year-old has been at Tottenham since 2012 and was given the captain’s armband by Mauricio Pochettino three years later. 

While Lloris is known not to be a loudmouth type of skipper, Dier has revealed that Lloris instead prefers to lead by setting an example with his professionalism and attitude.

We are lucky to have many natural leaders in our side, with Harry Kane wearing the captain’s armband for England, while Dier has also had the privilege of skippering his country.

While Dier is pleased for Lloris’ World Cup glory and taste of silverware, the midfielder wants Tottenham to try and win trophies.

Dier said in an interview with The Times: “He’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world, everyone in the squad looks up to him.

“We look up to the quality he brings, the work ethic he brings, the attitude he brings.

“His style is a quiet style but silence is sometimes deadly. Hugo can be a changed man because Hugo won it.

“Everyone else, we’re in the same boat.

“Only Hugo knows what it feels like because he won it and only winning it matters.

“We had a fantastic World Cup, we broke down many barriers.

“We managed to get to the semi-finals which was incredible but winning is the most important thing.

“Everyone else, back here at Tottenham, [we reached] the FA Cup semi-final last year but we need to go one step further and win.”

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