Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier retained his place in the Spurs defence today against Burnley, despite his antics in the stands last time out in the FA Cup.
After Dier’s Spurs lost to Norwich City on penalties, the former England captain jumped into the stands and climbed around ten rows of seats to reach a fan.
It was later revealed that Dier was trying to get to his little brother, Patrick, who he believed to be in danger due to other fans reacting to his performance (Express).
The Express also revealed that the FA would be looking into the incident and that Eric Dier fully expected a fine or a ban for his actions.
Despite all of that, Dier lined up alongside Alderweireld and Sanchez for the first 45 minutes today, before moving into midfield in the second half.
His standout moment came as he produced a last-ditch tackle in the box to prevent a Burnley winner.
Mourinho was very happy with his player’s performance (Football London): “Yeah and you could see that his performance was really solid again and completely under emotional control. The abuse that comes from the stand on some occasions is a drama, is a world drama, on some other occasions nothing happened. He was completely in control and played well at centre-back and very well in midfield. I’m very happy with Eric of course.”
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