Pochettino ‘proud’ of Dier’s crunching challenge on Sergio Ramos

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

England made history this week as they defeated Spain on their own soil for the first time in 15 years.

Southgate’s men went 3-0 before half time and went on to win the game 3-2, despite a late Spain fight back.

Harry Kane was involved in all three England goals, directly assisting two and setting up the move that led to the other.

Tottenham players Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, and Harry Winks who made his second ever appearance for his country, all took part from the start.

However, it wasn’t so much the score line that had people talking on twitter, but Eric Dier’s robust early crunching challenge on football villain Sergio Ramos.

The clip has been shared many times across social media, as Dier went flying into a tackle early on against the Spaniard, who had the ball at his feet inside his own box.

Dier received a yellow card, but also the pride of his club boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The Daily Star report Poch said: “Very proud, yes, of course.

“I think they [the Tottenham players] were brilliant, we were talking today about how the attitude was amazing.

“Against Spain if you do not play with more attitude than them, they have unbelievable players and it makes difficult your job.

“I think they were outstanding and it’s difficult to say [if] Eric or Harry Winks or Harry Kane or Kieran Trippier [was best], I think all the team was brilliant.

“The motivation to play against Spain will be so useful [for Tottenham], you need to play with this attitude and then appear your quality and your talent.

“Attitude is important in football for the success and I think it is important for these types of players, I think they have a great potential in the future to win titles [for England].”

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