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Alan Shearer claims Tottenham player was “given the runaround” against Leeds

Alan Shearer has claimed that Tottenham’s Eric Dier was “given the runaround” in his recent performance.

Dier, who earns £72,000-a-week (Spotrac), was part of a Spurs XI that were comprehensively beaten 3-1 away to Leeds United last Saturday in the Premier League

The 27-year-old failed to impress in his last game, as England manager Gareth Southgate watched on from the stands at Elland Road.

Shearer has omitted the Spurs centre-back from his England squad when building the Three Lions group he would take to this summer’s European Championships.

“We saw Tyrone Mings and Eric Dier make big errors at the weekend, but that hasn’t been uncommon this season. Dier was given the runaround during Tottenham Hotspur’s dismal 3-1 defeat at Leeds United — what a team Leeds are, in the best and most simple definition of the word — and at that level, with movement around him, he struggles,” Shearer wrote for the Athletic.

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TBR’s View:

If you analyse Dier’s season, it’s been yet another turbulent one for the Spurs man.

The powerful centre-half at one stage appeared to have found some real consistency under Jose Mourinho, but he fell out of favour during the back-end of the manager’s reign at the north London club.

Unfortunately, he looked shaky playing under interim boss Ryan Mason in the weekend’s league loss against Leeds, and it does seem like he’s hitting a crossroads in his career.

With three games remaining in the season, Dier should be determined to finish strongly to try force his way into the 26-man squad this summer for Gareth Southgate’s England.

He’s had previous success for his country, but his club form is a worry.

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