Eric Dier – Giant!
Wow, what a player Eric is proving to be. He is proving the numpties wrong when they howled at Pochettino for ‘playing him out of position’ and becoming a top class midfielder. He looks like a proper old fashioned footballer to me, his no-nonsense tackling will no doubt get him a booking or two from over-zealous referees but his tackling is always fair, tough as boots but fair. I am always amazed when I see him at the Lane – a giant of a man, watch out Costa you won’t want to upset our Eric!
With 7 games played Eric is our leading scorer, our 9 goals so far coming from 8 different players! Looking back at possibly our best season in recent memory 2010 we had 19 different goalscorers in the Premier League and we all remember what happened that season don’t we:
Dier is a future England prospect and the great Ledley King agrees:
“I’ve been really impressed by Eric Dier,” King told Sky Sports. “The first time I saw him in midfield was in pre-season. Right from the start he surprised me with his composure in there. It’s totally different. You can be composed at the back but midfield is a different ball game because you have to have a lot more awareness about you”
We don’t know if Eric’s future will be as a defensive midfielder or as a center back, but he has a great future ahead of him at THFC, let’s hope he turns out to be as good as that Welsh fella who moved forward from a left back position and is doing quite nicely now!