The popular myth that Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama can’t play in defensive midfield together has been turned on its head.
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Next season could see Mauricio Pochettino add another new formation to the Tottenham Hotspur armoury to surprise the Premier League.
The repositioning of Eric Dier in defensive midfield allows him to dominate the game as it finished Burnley 0-2 Spurs at Turf Moor.
Eric Dier has been a revelation this season for Spurs, but he offers far more to the defensive midfielder role than just tough tackling.
Eric Dier has been receiving rave reviews for his defensive work to win the ball back for Spurs, but his distribution is catching the eye as well.
Eric Dier made his second Premier League debut at centre back against Sunderland and some key moments highlighted he still has a lot to learn.
Eric Dier is being found out as a right back, not only defensively but also going forward. So is it time to retire him from playing the position?
Two red cards open up the space for Mauricio Pochettino’s trademark vertical passing to unlock the Hammers defence, as it finishes West Ham 0 Spurs 1.