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I remember listening to Arsenal hero Ian Wright (please bear with me) as he was commentating on a football match when a player fluffed a penalty. Wright was quick to point out that this was actually a good thing, as it was essentially an unimportant match and that the player had ‘got it out of his system’.
Eric Dier is no dummy. We’ve seen him behave as a hot-head, but he’s not a dummy. We know this, because we watched him confront Dele Alli after yet another mindless bottle/shin-pad throwing episode.
Lukaku bought the foul. When Eric watches it back, he will realise what a naive tackle it was. And Spurs will only benefit from the wisdom aquired!