Spurs boss Mourinho reveals whether club will appeal Eric Dier’s four-match ban

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier has been handed a four-match suspension by the FA following his actions after a match against Norwich City back in March (BBC).

The England man jumped over the advertising boards and climbed up into the crowd to confront a spectator.

It was later revealed that Dier was attempting to reach his brother, who had been watching the game from the stands, in order to keep him out of harm’s way.

Dier had been a mainstay in the Spurs backline since football resumed last month, starting all four games against Man United, West Ham, Sheffield United, and Everton.

However, he will now miss the next four matches and it does not appear as though Mourinho is keen on the club appealing that length of ban.

The Spurs head coach claimed that there are other risks that come with such an appeal and added that he would rather have full squad heading into next season.

Jonathan Veal reported that Mourinho had this to say on whether Spurs would appeal in his pre-match press conference today: “I don’t think so, if you appeal you have other risks. At least let’s start next season without a suspension. We all know how it works at these FA decisions.”

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