After Tottenham Hotspur’s ambitions to qualify for the Champions League took a major blow this afternoon, succumbing to a 3-1 defeat at Leeds United, many Lilywhites supporters proceeded to take aim at defender Eric Dier.
The 27-year-old, playing in front of England boss Gareth Southgate, endured a horrible afternoon in Yorkshire as Spurs take a big dent in their quest to qualify for Europe.
Dier, up against Leeds ace Patrick Bamford, was given a tough task right from the off and was at fault for his goal late in the first half.
The centre-back was caught ball watching, with the Whites striker promptly nipping in ahead of him to gift Leeds a 2-1 advantage (football.london).
Rodrigo eventually sealed a 3-1 victory for the home side as Spurs watched on, and a frustrating afternoon is perhaps encapsulated by what these supporters thought of Dier’s display.
Having earned a 6.4 match rating, losing the ball 12 times and getting beaten in the majority of his aerial duels (SofaScore) – it’s safe to say the numbers back up a regrettable afternoon for the defender.
Here’s how Tottenham fans rated his performance at Leeds.
Tottenham fans hammer Dier
“Give Dier away for free, I will drive him to his new club. I would carry him on my back to his new club. Just get rid of him. Always awful. Insane that he can say that he plays in the Premier League”
“Dier is woeful”
“Disgusting performances from Aurier , Dier and Reguillon”
“Just remember that Poch wanted rid of Dier two years ago and Levy outright refused to sell him”
“Eric Dier was clueless!! Does he ever look around to see where his man is???? So easy for Bamford. Horrible defending, absolutely clueless”
“Take out Toby, Son, Kane and Lloris (Dele was decent), some very poor performance, Dier should be embarrassed and even late on jumped out the way of a shot. Blood some kids now.”
“Eric Dier is as useless as a white crayon. He needs to go.”
“Dier and Aurier two absolute donkeys. Useless”
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