Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has now returned to action after more than a month on the sidelines due to a surgery he had to have his appendix removed.
Dier marked his return to action when he came off the bench during Tottenham’s recent late away win at Fulham.
This was the midfielder’s 200th appearance in a Spurs shirt after arriving from Sporting Lisbon in 2014.
The England midfielder has been a regular feature of Pochettino’s side in the last four-and-a-half years, having played in several different positions including centre-half, full back and center midfield.
Dier expressed his pride at having made 200 appearances for the Lillywhites and said it makes him feel like has left his mark on the club.
According to Football.London, Dier told Tottenham’s match day programme: “I’m delighted to have reached that milestone. I’m really proud to have played that many games for this club and hopefully I can continue to perform and play even more.
“When you reach those milestones you really feel that you have left your mark on the club.”
The 25-year-old also spoke about the togetherness of the current Spurs squad and the connection they have been able to establish with the fans.
He added: “I think a lot of us do over the last four or five years, we really feel like we’ve built this fantastic group and a great relationship with the fans and that makes it even better.
“I feel like there’s a real connection between the squad and the whole club, all the staff here at the training ground and the fans, everyone involved with the club. It’s a great place to be.
“Now we need to use that to our advantage. We need to take that experience that we have built and those appearances that we have got now. We need to build on them, learn from the experiences that we have gained from them and push on.”
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