‘That feeling over the summer’ – Eric Dier on Spurs going in right direction under Conte

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Eric Dier
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Eric Dier has argued that Tottenham are heading in the right direction under Antonio Conte, but wants to end the season on a high so they can carry that feeling through the summer. 

This comes after the Lilywhites drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield this weekend, thus going undefeated and earning a total of eight points from the Reds and Man City this season.

Dier argued that while the performances are there, Tottenham need to show more consistency and can still do a lot better despite their improvements.

On the Liverpool draw, he also claimed that the Spurs squad turned up at Anfield believing they could win, evening adding it was the first time in a while they could boast such a mentality.

He said (Football London): “Obviously we’re working very hard and we believed. Maybe it’s the first time in a while.

“Obviously saying it is one thing but the way we felt before the game and the way we played [proved it]. This time we came here and we believed we could win. We’re working well and we’re working hard.

“We’re improving a lot and I think even today we could have, in certain situations, caused them more problems if we were better in possession.

“We knew how we could and should hurt them and if we had done that a few more times I think we could have hurt them more.”

With Tottenham lagging four points behind Arsenal, Dier and his teammates will be hoping to head into the final two games of the Premier League season with the gap at just one.

The Lilywhites have Burnley and Norwich in their final two fixtures, while Arsenal have Newcastle and Everton. And Dier is desperate to end on a high as they head towards a big summer and the start of next season.

He added: “Yeah [we’re heading in the right direction], obviously I think it’s game-by-game.

“We need to show consistency in our performances and finish the season in the best way possible to give us that feeling over the summer and that confidence going into the new season. I think we’re improving every game but I think we can do a lot better.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Hearing this change of mentality is amazing because that is often half the battle in football. Spurs have been too fragile in certain situations over the years, but it feels as though Conte could be the one to break the ‘Spursy’ tag.

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