Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that after Spurs’ 1-0 defeat by Manchester United last season, Eric Dier walked down the tunnel with his arm around Jose Mourinho smiling and chatting away in Portuguese!
In the resulting conversation together, Eric Dier apparently tells Mauricio Pochettino that Mourinho’s godson coached him for a time in Portugal, and that Eric and Mourinho are old friends!
In my posts on this website during this season, (see most recently 13th October), I have clearly said that in this Spurs team, if there’s one over-rated player who has not been giving 100%, who should not be playing week in week out, it’s Eric Dier!
Also, it seems that Eric Dier was not happy when Spurs bought Victor Wanyama, as he wanted that “Holding Midfielder” role for himself! In my opionion, that’s a very bad signal, the player is not prepared to fight for his place, so he’s not convinced of his own ability. Well, his doubts about his own ability, have been proven correct, in the midfield pecking order, he’s (in my opinion) behind Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and also Harry Winks!
His heart is so obviously not in it, which is bourne out by his mediocre performances, so this latest revelation just goes to confirm mine and other fans/pundits observations, that Eric Dier wants to leave, and play for Manchester United.
For what it’s worth, sell him in the January window, as with Kyle Walker before him, if a player’s heart is not in it, get rid ASAP! If he was a better player, I wouldn’t want Tottenham to sell him to a rival Premier League club, but I don’t care if he goes to Manchester United, as I really don’t rate him anyway.
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