Video: Troy Deeney claims Spurs star does not ‘look comfortable’ in current position

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Dom Le Roy

Troy Deeney has claimed he is still not convinced that central defence is Eric Dier’s best position and believes that the Tottenham man looks more comfortable as a holding midfielder.

Dier admitted in an interview last season that he believes centre-back is his best position (Evening Standard), despite making a name for himself as a defensive midfielder for both Tottenham and England.

Jose Mourinho shifted him to central defence permanently after the restart last season and the 26-year-old seems to have built a decent partnership with Toby Alderweireld at the back for Spurs.

Dier has also been used as a central defender by Gareth Southgate recently and while Deeney described the former Sporting Lisbon man as a ‘great player’, he admitted he is sceptical of Dier as a centre-half:

Here’s what the Watford striker told talkSPORT:


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