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

Eric Dier

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.

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Tottenham moved up to fifth place in the Premier League table after a five-game unbeaten run in the English top-flight.

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