‘Our best player this season’: Tottenham fans praise unlikely star after Brentford
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'Our best player this season': Tottenham fans praise unlikely star after Brentford

Tottenham Hotspur climbed into sixth place in the Premier League table on Thursday night with a win over Brentford – and Spurs fans are full of praise for defender Eric Dier after a clean sheet.

Spurs came into the match having suffered the dismal 2-1 loss to NS Mura last time out. Sunday’s clash away at Burnley was cancelled due to the weather – leaving Spurs with extra time to prepare.

It paid off. Antonio Conte’s men looked well-drilled and it was arguably, the most Conte-like performance since the Italian came in. Spurs are now just two points off fourth, with a game in hand.

They take on Norwich City on the weekend – giving them an excellent chance to secure 10 points from a possible 12 under Conte. Dier, 27, has been crucial to Tottenham – playing in all of Conte’s five games in charge.

The England international helped Spurs keep a second clean sheet in three Premier League games under Conte against Brentford – with Spurs now conceding just once in the league under the ex-Chelsea man.

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What are Tottenham fans saying about Dier after win over Brentford?

Conte is said to want to bring in a couple of central defenders, either in January or in the summer. The likelihood is that one of those will be to compete with Ben Davies, as a left-footed option.

Davies is the only left-footed central defender in the side. Another could be to rival Dier, but the £72,000-a-week (Spotrac) star is proving why Conte should just trust him, instead.

Tottenham fans raved about the defender’s performance against Brentford on Thursday evening, with some even claiming that Dier has actually been the club’s best player this season.

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