Eric Dier has been labelled by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League.
Tottenham currently boast the best defence in the league and central to that success has been the form of Eric Dier.
Dier spent 18 months on loan at Everton as a teenager but only played for the club’s youth teams, before returning to Sporting Lisbon and moving to Spurs in August 2014.
After a spell in defence last season, Dier has made the holding midfielder role his own alongside Dele Alli, leaving last season’s pair of Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb to play second fiddle to the impressive duo.
“We are very pleased because he has started to play in a position that was his real position,” Pochettino said.
“When we decided he should start to play as a holding midfielder it’s because we saw he had the qualities to play in that position.
“He got into the national team as a holding midfielder. Maybe in the future his best position is centre midfield or maybe it’s centre defence or full-back.
“But he is very young and very comfortable in the position he is playing.
“If we analyse him, today he is one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League.”
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