Tottenham Hotspur crashed to defeat against Aston Villa in the Premier League at the weekend.
After an impressive start to the league campaign, Tottenham have now lost three league games in a row and it remains to be seen whether they can bounce back strongly in the coming weeks.
Ange Postecoglou’s squad has been ravaged by injuries and a number of key players are sidelined right now. Despite being without key central defenders Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven, the Australian manager chose to deploy four full-backs in his back four against Aston Villa.
The decision to leave out Eric Dier came as a major surprise, especially with the 29-year-old being the only established central defender fit and available before the game.
The England international has struggled for game time this season and the decision against Aston Villa pretty much confirms that he does not have a future at the north London club.
Journalist Paul Brown has now revealed to Give Me Sport that it is only a matter of time before the versatile Tottenham defender leaves the club.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Brown said: “I’m pretty sure Eric Dier will have been baffled by that decision and not terribly happy.
“It’s looking difficult for him to earn the trust of the manager in that position.
“It might be that Postecoglou wants to rotate there without his top two depending on who the opposition are but I don’t think it’s a good look for Dier not to be getting in for a game like that.
“I know for a fact he’s still an ambitious player he still has a lot of drive and he knows he can do a job in the Premier League, so I think if he continues to be on the fringes when Spurs don’t have their two first choice centre backs available, it’s only a matter of time before he leaves.”
The decision from the manager will certainly come as a devastating blow for the player, and it remains to be seen whether he can find a club where he will get ample gametime during the second half of the season.
A transfer away in January would be ideal for all parties. Tottenham should look to get rid of their unwanted players and invest in additions that will improve them and Dier needs to get his career back on track with regular football.