Tottenham Hotspur player, Eric Dier, came out this week to tell the press that he believes his best position to be at centre-back (Standard).
This comes after the England man, who has captained his country, started in a back three against Wolves on Sunday in the Premier League.
When first arriving at the club, Dier was predominantly used as a right-back or central defender, before making the switch to defensive midfield.
Ever since then, it has often been holding mid in which he has plied his trade for both club and country over the past few years.
However, Dier has found himself falling out of favour under both Jose Mourinho and Gareth Southgate of late and has now insisted that he believes his future lies at centre back.
Jose Mourinho has now responded to this interview from Dier, stating that he will now get chances in the centre of a back four.
He said (Football London): “I don’t know, I don’t know. Of course, he comes from my country and before he came to Tottenham I knew about him and that his formation was shared between the two positions. And then I knew the highlight of his career in this club was playing as a No 6. A No 6 was also where he came an England player, playing in the top competitions.
“But let’s see, I think he has the potential to be a central defender – and of course the feelings of the players are very important. It’s much better for a coach and for a player to be coincident in their feelings. At this moment I am very happy with his performance – I will give him the opportunity in the future to play as a centre-back with a back four, and let’s try together to make the best decision for him and for the team.”
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