A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Eric Dier’s performance against Burnley on Saturday.
Spurs managed to take a point back from their trip to Turf Moor. It was not an easy afternoon for Jose Mourinho’s men. But they dug in and fought back from going a goal down.
Unfortunately, a number of Tottenham players seemed to struggle. But there did appear to be a couple of exceptions. And plenty of supporters clearly felt that Dier was one.
According to Whoscored.com, Dier made three successful challenges. No Tottenham player made more.
He also managed to make five clearances. Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez were the only players to clear the ball more often.
One of the challenges Dier made during the second-half was pivotal in Spurs securing a point. He managed to somehow stop Matej Vydra getting a shot away inside the box with a brilliantly-timed slide.
It has, of course, been a tough week for the Tottenham man. But he responded to any criticism coming his way – the large majority of people appear to have expressed their support for the England international following Wednesday’s FA Cup clash with Norwich – with a fantastic performance.
And some Spurs fans are hopeful that they may be getting the old Dier back. Given how good the 26-year-old had been previously, that is an exciting thought.
Here is what some of the supporters made of Dier’s display…
I’m very happy for Eric Dier. He’s been fantastic at the back, absolutely rock solid.
— Alexis (@Heressss_Alex) March 7, 2020
Eric Dier is turning around ! He’s starting to look like the Dier Of old #coys
— Steven (@stevehotspurs) March 7, 2020
Never thought I would say this but the past two games Eric Dier has been our best player 👏🏼 great tackle today to stop us going 2-1 down #COYS
— Amy (@Amydylan2007) March 7, 2020
Thought Dier was an absolute colossus today.
— Hotspur Gent (@Gentleman_THFC) March 7, 2020
Props to Eric Dier. He has improved massively after a poor start to the season. The last 4 games he has been really good. Hope he keeps it up and Lo Celso will shine with Kane and Son in that team.
— Sammy Franklin (@Samm349) March 7, 2020
Is that you, Eric Dier, from a few years ago?
— Wayno-Wan (@TheForceFed) March 7, 2020
Eric Dier really seems to be finding some form. Go on lad! #COYS
— mcd (@MCD_95) March 7, 2020