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Lucas Torreira display highlights everything Tottenham lack with Eric Dier in midfield

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Lucas Torreira display highlights everything Tottenham lack with Eric Dier in midfield

Tottenham Hotspur lost the North London derby to Arsenal this afternoon.

Lucas Torreira and Eric Dier were both on the scoresheet in the North London derby this afternoon. However, the two put in differing performances, which will have Tottenham fans envious.

Torreira’s goal, in fact, highlighted the issue. He dropped a shoulder on Dier, leaving the England international grounded, before smashing the ball beyond Hugo Lloris.

It was a moment that summed up everything that Torreira brings to Arsenal, that Dier doesn’t for Tottenham.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: A dejected Eric Dier of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 2, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

His lack of mobility and creative nous makes him a passenger at times for Spurs. Torreira, by comparison, was a dynamic and disruptive force for Arsenal. He is exactly the type of player Tottenham lack in the heart of midfield when Dier is playing.

 

Arsenal snapped up the Uruguayan in the summer for a fee of just £26 million, according to The Telegraph. He proved in the North London derby just how much of a bargain that was for the Gunners.

Tottenham fans meanwhile will be wondering why they were not in the running for a player who clearly would improve their options in the centre of the park.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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