Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been calling for Mauricio Pochettino to include Eric Dier more often this season, with many of them feeling he is what they are missing at the back.
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Having witnessed Spurs fall to a humiliating 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, many of the faithful on Twitter have urged the Argentine to give the England international a go moving forward.
The manager appears to be reluctant at this moment in time to give Dier his opportunity, though, as the 25-year-old has made just two appearances so far this season (with only one of those coming in Premier League action and that was off the bench).
Defence clearly looks to be an area of concern at the moment, as Spurs have been able to keep only two clean sheets in their first 10 games this season (TransferMarkt), and the defensive midfielder certainly has the ability to make tackles when needed.
According to data collected by WhoScored for last season’s Premier League campaign, Dier managed to achieve an average of 1.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 2.1 clearances in his 20 appearances, while also contributing with three goals.
Here are just some of the views Spurs fans are tweeting in regards to the England international…
Sissoko, Toby, Sanchez, Rose
Ndombele, Dele(Lamela), Son
Try something different. Need Dier to come back in. Defence is exposed far too often. Giving Rose one last chance.
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) October 1, 2019
Badly need Dier back playing in front of the back 4 !! Does poch not realise we play our best football when hes there protecting!
— Coilm Mc Ardle (@CoilmMc) October 2, 2019
People criticised Dier, and I know his game has flaws but the good parts of his game is almost exactly what we are missing.
Rugged, no nonsense defending in front of a backline that looks terrified everytime the opposition gets the ball
— Jason (@ryantegan) October 1, 2019
Probably an unpopular opinion, but when Dier plays he is a natural leader on the pitch, and that was something we were missing last night. Yet if he had played you would had all blamed him for the loss. Genuinely hope he plays on Saturday.
— Alicia (@alicialjohnsonx) October 2, 2019
Why doesn’t poch see that the missing link in this team is Eric dier the only defensive mind midfielder we have! He needs to start Saturday
— Mr. Georgiou (@georgiou_andrew) October 2, 2019
I’ve been saying it for a while now. We are seriously missing Dier in the CDM position. He drops in to help defence and organises the team. Poch needs to get back to playing him.
— David Terry (@tezza03) October 2, 2019
We need Dier back in at dm. Whatever you say about Dier hes perfect in that role. Reads the game and keeps it simple.
— Fraser (@fraser8814) October 2, 2019
The board I think are the problem.
Winks to me is good but was found out last night
Dier should be playing as miss him imo
Moura need to play many games on the spin with Kane and Son
— Mark Carter © (@Gingeryid81) October 2, 2019
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