‘Must have been a very difficult time for him’ – Dier speaks on Eriksen reunion

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Eric Dier has admitted that he is looking forward to a reunion with Christian Eriksen tomorrow night.

England will take to the field in Copenhagen to face Eriksen’s Denmark in the UEFA Nations League Group B clash.

The Three Lions head into the game on the back of a nervy 1-0 win against Iceland while Denmark are looking to put the 2-0 defeat to Belgium behind them.

Dier, who played the full 90 minutes against Iceland on Saturday will come up against Eriksen for the first time since he departed North London.

After six and a half years with the lilywhites, Eriksen was sold to Inter Milan for a fee of £17million (Express and Star).

Eriksen was a pivotal part of Mauricio Pochettino’s success during his reign at the club but with just six months left on his contract, he was shipped off to Serie A.

The 27-year-old has endured a difficult time since his switch to Italy which was complicated by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (Jyllands-Posten).

Dier told the Daily Star: “It will be a difficult game. Denmark has a lot of good players and some that I know well from the Premier League.

“Christian is a very good friend of mine and we speak often. We had a good relationship at Tottenham and he is a fantastic player with so much quality.

“You go through a transition when you go to a new team in a new country and with all the coronavirus stuff and the impact of that, it must have been a very difficult time for him. But he tells me he’s settled in well and is enjoying it.”

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