Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has leapt to the defence of his teammate Christian Eriksen after the midfielder was jeered by some Spurs fans when he substituted in the 1-0 defeat against Liverpool (Daily Mail).
Eriksen, whose contract with Spurs runs out at the end of the current campaign, admitted last summer that he wanted a new challenge after spending more than seven years at the club (Ekstra Bladet).
The Danish international’s form has been poor for the last calendar year or so and some Spurs fans have seen it as a sign that perhaps his head isn’t in the right place.
A few of even accused the 27-year-old of not caring enough, a remark that Dier feels is far off the mark.
The England international insisted that Eriksen’s heart has always been in the right place and that he doesn’t deserve the treatment he is currently getting from some pockets of the fan base.
Speaking to Evening Standard, Dier said, “There is nothing negative you could say about Christian.
“I have been here almost as long as he has and he has always handled himself in the best way.
“He has always been one of the most professional players I have known and one of the best players at Tottenham on the most consistent basis.
“When you look, he has probably played the most games in that period … whatever he has done, he has done with the best intentions. So he does not deserve that from anyone.”
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A lot of Spurs fans have been too quick to declare that Eriksen’s poor form is due to him not being bothered. I don’t think there is a lack of effort or commitment from the midfielder. I just think he is stuck in a rough patch and finding it hard to come out of it. He looks like he desperately needs a fresh start somewhere else.
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