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'Dragged around': Jamie O'Hara claims 28-year-old Tottenham player really struggled against Chelsea yesterday
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'Dragged around': Jamie O'Hara claims 28-year-old Tottenham player really struggled against Chelsea yesterday

Jamie O’Hara thinks Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier really struggled against Chelsea yesterday. 

O’Hara was speaking on TalkSPORT today and heaped praise on Dier’s recent form under Antonio Conte, but feels he wasn’t at his best yesterday

Spurs managed to salvage a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge yesterday after a late Harry Kane header. 

But for large parts of the game, Conte’s men were on the back foot and had to defend resolutely. 

And O’Hara was not impressed with Eric Dier’s performance in the heart of the Spurs defence. 

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O’Hara claims Dier struggled 

The former Tottenham midfielder was asked by Talk SPORT presenter Laura Woods if there is anything to be worried about after yesterday’s game. 

O’Hara highlighted Spurs’ defending in the game and he feels Eric Dier struggled yesterday. 

“I think the defending. I didn’t think we looked great, looked a bit panicky at the back at time,” he said. 

“A bit more composure is what we need. Eric Dier, look he’s been sensational, like he’s been brilliant, I think he should definitely be in the England squad, if you look at the England players playing right now, they’re shocking. 

“But he didn’t have a great game yesterday, his positioning a little bit, he was getting dragged around.” 

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O’Hara’s comments may be a bit harsh on Dier considering his side were under pressure for large parts of the game. 

The 28-year-old has been superb for Spurs since Conte took over in November last year and has been a mainstay in the Italian’s backline. 

Conte will certainly be happy to come away from the game with a point after an underwhelming performance from his side. 

And one of the main reasons they were able to salvage a late equaliser was down to resolute defending, despite lacking the composure to play out from the back yesterday. 

Dier should definitely be in the frame for an England call-up next month as he has been in superb form for Tottenham over the past year. 

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