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Video Evidence: Did You Spot Eric Dier’s Worrying Miskick Against Watford?

By Harry Hotspur -

This was a game that, on paper, Tottenham ought to have won, and perhaps by some margin. Our hosts have been low-scoring and on the losing side for most of the season. Yet we faltered, just as we did against Southampton.

Of course, Spurs won, but it took us 96 minutes to summon up an action that was worthy of victory. The problem lies in the squad Conte has been assessing, not just in terms of offence but defense. We are a side that struggles to create and defend.

We’ve already cast an eye over Emerson Royal’s situation, and here we have another example of what ‘lurks beneath’ Eric Dier’s first-team regular status.

What sort of top-flight footballer shanks the ball into the middle of his own penalty area like this? Dearie me.

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JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 months ago

Antonio hit the nail on the head when he said 29 crosses and not a single goal. Most, if not all those crosses either over hit or don’t get past the first man.

Training this week will concentrate on crosses and finishing said crosses. If it doesn’t then we’re doomed Mr Mainwarring.

As for Dier. It’s only Dier who thinks he’s a defender. He wasn’t that good in MF and now it’s clear he’s not much cop defending either.

Last edited 7 months ago by JimmyGrievance
Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
7 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

You say only Dier thinks he’s a defender, yet Conte recently said he has the wherewithal to be a top centre back. As for the miskick, a defender making a hash of a clearance under pressure is hardly the end of the world.

Razor
Razor
7 months ago
Reply to  Mark Baldwin

Dier needs to be sold asap, he is a walking mistake, and I had seen enough of him

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 months ago
Reply to  Mark Baldwin

Have you ever actually watched him play ? Seriously! He’s far too prone to mistakes. We can all forgive the odd one but in Diers case they happen far too often. Reason being he’s playing in a position he doesn’t understand. He doesn’t understand it because he’s not a defender.

Dier looked around him. Saw what we had in MF he knew Toby & Jan were out the door so he figured he had more chance playing at CH than CM.

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
7 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

A question you should be aiming at Conte, who has a far wiser football head than me.

As to the whole midfield thing, my recollection is that he came to us as a defender and Poch moved him into midfield because at the time we needed a defensive midfielder.

I’m not convinced by Dier, but Conte and, to a lesser extent Mourinho, seem to like him and pick him regularly.

To dare is to Do
To dare is to Do
7 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Exactly, Dier is not a good defender.
He not consistent enough to be professional defender.
He makes to much mistakes which has really cost us in the past.
He needs to be binned to Newcastle or a relegation team. Not go enough to play for us

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
7 months ago

Dier started off really well under Jose and then the brain-farts, loss of concentration and finger pointing kicked in. I see a similar trend emerging under Conte.

Razor
Razor
7 months ago

I 1000% agree with you, he makes me nervous when he has the ball

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago

Pointed this out at the time, breathtakingly bad.

Sonificent
Sonificent
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Even at his best, he always has a mistake in him.

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Always indeed, and yet he’s first choice.

Sonificent
Sonificent
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

One wonders what the managers don’t like about Rodon as if he can’t get a game ahead of the three current incumbents, he must be pretty poor. We need upgrades in so many areas, it’s frightening.

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Rodon is a mystery, he’s highly thought of outside of this club but that counts for nothing sadly.

at large
at large
7 months ago

No defender is perfect but Dier has made some more mistakes recently after playing really well for awhile. I think he can use a game off to refresh.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
7 months ago

Dier never was and never will be a top flight defender.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
7 months ago

If Dier was to wear brightly coloured tights would it help his brain realise where his feet are .?

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
7 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

😁

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