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“I think he also has a lot of qualities which go unnoticed” Dier praises underfire teammate
By Bruce Grove -

Eric Dier has praised Dele Alli for his performance in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Sheffield United.

Alli was largely frozen out of the Tottenham team when Jose Mourinho was the club’s manager.

The Lilywhites fired the Portuguese boss last month after his team hit a rough patch.

They have made Ryan Mason the interim manager until the end of the season and he gave Alli a start in Spurs’ game against the relegated Premier League side at the weekend.

Alli didn’t score a goal, but he was full of running and invention and showed energy and desire on the pitch.

His new hairstyle stood him out, but he also delivered the basics in a fine performance.

Dier says he worked hard to get the chance to play and adds that Alli even has qualities that we don’t get to see or talk about.

‘I thought he played really well. From the inside I can tell you he’s been working really hard and trained really well,’ he said via Mail Sport

‘And against Sheffield United he put that on the pitch.

‘Everyone knows his qualities, but I think he also has a lot of qualities which go unnoticed. The amount of second balls he wins, the amount he runs for the team and presses.

‘He’s always attached to the game, it’s like he’s on a string to the ball. He is always attached to the game in every moment and that’s a great quality to have.’

Alli will hope to be more involved in the team before this season ends.

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Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
7 days ago

They all looked good against Sheffield.
Dier is an idiot

Dino
Dino
8 days ago

I think Dier was right about Allis hidden qualities… the ability to morph into Houdini on a regular basis takes a tremendous amount of skill….😏

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago

Always attached to the game…give me a break. We’ve had several years of games where he did nothing for 25 minutes and then lost the ball with a useless fancy flick.

He wasn’t entirely awful against the worst side in the league, that’s about it. Contributed precious little.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Yeah but in fairness to him, as far as his relationship with the game is concerned, he’s always attached.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
8 days ago

Doubtful, however, that we can say the same about Dier & reality. Do you think he has a fondness for mushrooms?

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago

If you listen to his interviews especially re: his form this season, you would be forgiven for thinking so!

“I want my ashes to be spread around the pitch” – well you’ve been buried there several times already.

legoverlass
legoverlass
8 days ago

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