Spurs star admits he had doubts over his future at the club

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Dom Le Roy

Eric Dier has admitted in an interview with Sky Sports that he did not feel as though he had a future at Tottenham earlier in the season, but things have now changed drastically.

The England international has penned a new contract with the club that runs until 2024 and Jose Mourinho revealed his delight at seeing the defender commit himself to the project (Football.London).

Dier admitted that he is over the moon to be playing in a position in which he feels is his best once again, central defence.

He said: “This season has been a bit up and down for me, and there was a time where I didn’t feel like my future would be here.

“But things have changed since then and I am really happy with where I am at with the club, the manager and the position I am playing in.

“I want to be playing in the position I see to be my best. Thankfully I am in a place now where the club and manager feel the same way.”

The 26-year-old is one now one of the senior members of the Tottenham dressing room, having been at the club for over six seasons.

Dier insisted that he is now determined to become one of the best central defenders in the Premier League, heading into his peak years as a footballer, while also reiterating his desire to win trophies at Spurs.

He added:” I do think sometimes people think I am older than I am. I don’t know why that is. But I am really excited for the next couple of years here.

“One of my biggest motivations to sign the new contract was that I want to prove myself in the Premier League as a centre-back and be one of the best in the Premier League.

“I am really motivated to achieve that, and I believe my best years are now because I am of an age where they need to be. I believe I am playing in what is my best position – it’s up to me to show it.

“[Trophies] were a huge part of signing the new deal. If I had left the club, it would have felt like leaving through the back door and I would have left with constant regret.

“Whether we are going to win something in the future or not, I have total belief in the manager that we are going to try and win every trophy. That’s all you can ask for.”

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Reading between the lines, it looks like Dier disagreed with Mauricio Pochettino with regards his best position. The Argentine probably felt the England international was better suited to a defensive midfielder role, while it is clear that the 26-year-old believes he is at his best as a central defender. It is now up to Dier to show that he can be one of the best in the position.

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