Eric Dier hits back at Tottenham’s critics: We don’t choke against big teams
The Tottenham Hotspur defensive says Spurs have proved critics wrong
Eric Dier says Tottenham Hotspur answered their critics with a commanding 4-1 victory over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
The north London side looked to be heading for back-to-back defeats following a mid-week loss to Arsenal after Kevin de Bruyne edged City into an early.
We hear stuff said about Tottenham and I don’t like – and the other boys don’t like it
However, Dier levelled for Spurs before Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela polished off an emphatic 4-1 win against the two-time Premier League champions.
And the Spurs defender admitted that the Spurs squad were upset with accusations that Tottenham aren’t capable of winning the big games.
Dier told Spurs TV: “It is a statement. We don’t get the credit we deserve. We are an extremely young squad.
“We hear stuff said about Tottenham and I don’t like – and the other boys don’t like it.
“I just see people saying we choke against the big teams and we don’t put our foot in or grind out a result.
“I think in the last few weeks we’ve proved people wrong.”
Dier has scored two goals in seven Premier League appearances for Spurs this season.
The England Under-21 international moved to White Hart Lane in a £4m deal from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in 2014.
Tottenham moved up to fifth place in the Premier League table after a five-game unbeaten run in the English top-flight.