Tottenham Hotspur picked up an impressive win in the Champions League last night, defeating Red Star Belgrade in their home fortress 4-0. Two goals from Heung-min Son were sandwiched by Giovani Lo Celso and Christian Eriksen strikes to give spurs a well-deserved win in Belgrade.
Plenty of players came away from the game with credit and fans were quick to praise many of them on Twitter.
One of those players was Eric Dier.
The England international has struggled with form in recent times, although injury and illness has played its part.
Dier was slotted in at centre-back alongside Davinson Sanchez yesterday, the position he started his career in at Sporting Lisbon before being transformed into a central midfielder at Spurs.
Whilst he had his shaky moments, which is to be expected considering the 25-year-old has barely featured for the club this season, he generally put in a solid display in the position.
His runs from the back also added an extra dimension for Tottenham Hotspur and it is clear this is a position Dier could make his own if given the chance by Mauricio Pochettino. Considering Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen’s recent poor form, plenty of Tottenham fans appear happy with that as an option…
Don’t recall Dier ever having a bad game when asked to play CB ?
— Max ? (@MaxTHFC_) November 6, 2019
— Stephen Clibbon (@sclibbon) November 6, 2019
— Robinson Freeborn (@RobFreeOfficial) November 6, 2019
Great to see Dier back on the pitch and complete 90 also. #thfc
— Keater (@JasonKeatley) November 6, 2019
AND—-Dier – Back helping us be fluid, the key to us changing shape. What made so us exciting for three seasons and what we have lacked. What led to our downward turn was losing him and at last seem to have some backbone back#COYS #THFC #RSBTOT
— UrCapt10 ????????? (@UCapt10) November 6, 2019
So happy to see @ericdier back, an absolutely solid game at the back with Sanchez too.
— Gary Ward (@GaryRWard) November 6, 2019
Dier at the back cannot be underestimated. He is good on the ball and that gives the players in front of him the confidence to play. That is evident tonight. I hope we see him regularly at centre back he reads the game so well #COYS #THFC #RSBTOT
— James Horner (@jimbo_horner) November 6, 2019
Really hope this is the end of Eric Dier the central midfielder. The guy has the ability to be a very, very good centre back. Actually our best Alderweireld replacement too thanks to his passing range. #COYS #THFC
— Dan Almond (@s17pur) November 6, 2019
Tonight has proved 2 things:
1. Eric Dier is not finished.
2. Eric Dier is back.
— David Williams (@DavidWilliamsDK) November 6, 2019
Dier has been very good tonight. Missing link? #THFC
— Spursleif (@spursleif) November 6, 2019
Dier isn’t appreciated as much as he should be.
— Lee C (@LRC_1978) November 6, 2019
Eric Dier’s been brilliant so far
— Davey (@THFCDavey) November 6, 2019