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Tottenham fans love Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s nickname for Eric Dier

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Tottenham fans love Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s nickname for Eric Dier

Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to a new nickname Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has bestowed upon Eric Dier.

The pair have sat down for an interview which is yet to be released, but Hojbjerg shared a snap across his social media channels.

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The former Southampton star – who hails from Denmark – affectionately dubbed Dier ‘The English Viking’ – Vikings, of course, being hugely synonymous with Scandinavia.

Such a nickname could suggest that Hojbjerg sees his teammate as a warrior, and his performances this season have certainly painted him as that.

The 26-year-old has been in really good form in 2020/21, featuring in all but one Premier League game so far.

Spurs currently boast the best defence in the division, shipping nine goals in their first 10 games.

Dier has played a key role in that defensive solidity, and deserves plaudits for his consistency.

He’s a player that has been criticised previously, but under Jose Mourinho – especially this term – Dier looks to have reached new heights.

On social media, Spurs fans were loving Hojbjerg’s nickname for the £72,000-a-week rock (Spotrac):

 
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