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Eric Dier lauds Marcus Edrwards three years after starlet's Tottenham exit
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Eric Dier lauds Marcus Edrwards three years after starlet's Tottenham exit

Eric Dier has insisted that Marcus Edwards can be proud of himself for the career he has enjoyed since leaving Tottenham Hotspur ahead of facing the 23-year-old in the Champions League this week – in comments reported by Football London.

Edwards is one of the main talking points ahead of Spurs’ second group-stage clash. The Englishman is part of the Sporting side looking to make it two wins from two at their start of their own campaign.

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Of course, he is no stranger to Tottenham. Edwards spent well over a decade on the club’s books before leaving North London in 2019. In that time, he managed to only make one appearance for the first-team.

He was compared with Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino. But he was ultimately unable to find his way into the senior squad before his departure.

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His time in Portugal has been much more successful. And he has started this season with three goals and three assists in all competitions.

Sporting boss Ruben Amorim tipped Edwards for a potential England call-up. And Dier believes that he does indeed have the talent to reach that level.

“He’s done extremely well since he arrived and he’s someone we’ll have to watch out for. Leaving the stuation at Tottenham and coming to a new country, I think he can be very proud of himself,” he said, as reported by Football London.

“He’s very talented and strong and yes it would be great if he could make it to the national team. If he keeps evolving like that I’m sure he could make it to the national team.”

Edwards can be proud of himself

Few players can probably relate to Edwards like Dier can. He started his football career in Portugal, with Sporting, before moving to Tottenham in 2014.

It is becoming increasingly common for English players to move abroad. And their achievements overseas are being given a lot more of the credit they deserve.

Edwards has been vindicated for leaving Tottenham three years ago. But there would be absolutely no doubt if he went on and found himself in Gareth Southgate’s squad at some stage.

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