Former Manchester City and Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes that a potential new contract for Eric Dier at Tottenham Hotspur could see an improvement in his performance.
The Telegraph reported that the England international could be set to follow Toby Alderweireld by committing his long-term future to the club, which could see him net around £75,00 a week (Telegraph).
Dier fell out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino but has featured regularly since new head coach Jose Mourinho took charge in North London.
The 25-year-old has struggled to rediscover the form which saw him become such a firm fan favourite during Pochettino’s first few seasons.
Last season, the midfielder battled a mixture of illness and injury after suffering with appendicitis along with tonsilitis and a hip problem which all significantly limited his appearances to just 28 in all competitions (transfermarkt).
Dier was an unused substitute for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Norwich City.
Mills told Football Insider: “No, but if you start winning football matches, that’s all that matters because it doesn’t really matter how you’re winning.
“If you can win and play amazing, great. But first and foremost it’s just about winning.
“And if you’ve got a player who is doing a specific job for the team and is doing it well, then you reward him.
“So of course it’s a massive boost to him but it’s also a sign to everyone that if you do your job and do what is asked of you, you will also be rewarded.
“And if that’s your motivation, then it’s a little bit of a carrot and incentive for everyone else to go out and achieve those type of things.”
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