Photo: Eric Dier reveals how it felt to captain Tottenham for the first time

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder reflects on wearing the captain's armband for the first time

A photo posted by Eric Dier (@ericdier15) on

Eric Dier says he was very proud to captain Tottenham Hotspur for the first time despite Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool.

The England international wore the captain’s armband as club skipper Hugo Lloris was rested for the trip to Anfield in the fourth round of the League Cup.

Dier was unable to inspire the north London side to victory after Daniel Sturridge scored either side of half-time to put the home side into a commanding 2-0 lead.

Lucas Leiva brought down Erik Lamela in the 75th minute as Vincent Janssen halved the deficit but Jurgen Klopp’s side hung on to set up a quarter-final meeting with Leeds United.

However, Dier found consolation in captaining Tottenham for the first time at one of the Premier League’s most-iconic stadiums.

Dier posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“Very proud moment to captain the side yesterday, thanks for the fantastic travelling support!”

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Tottenham are in fifth place in the Premier League table and a point adrift of leaders Manchester City.

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