Tottenham youngster comments on his U21 experience

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier is enjoying his England U21 experience.

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier says that it is a good experience to be playing for the England U21s.

The Spurs right-back was included in Gareth Southgate's squad to face Croatia in a crucial European Championships playoff match, as the Three Lions look to qualify for next year's competition.

It is a game of high importance and Dier believes that playing in this sort of environment can help the players, but they must ensure that they qualify.

"It’s good playing all of these games now, but we do it to try and play in the tournament, which is the main thing,” he said to the FA's official website.

“Any tournament is great for spirit, so going to the Under-21s Euros would be great for us. You learn a lot in tournament football so to have that experience would be good for us.”

Dier was a second-half substitute in the first-leg of the tie, as England managed to claim a slender advantage in the tie.

The Three Lions came from behind to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Dier's Spurs teammate Harry Kane and West Bromwich Albion front-man Saido Berahino.

The team now travel to Croatia, where they will be looking to secure their progress by avoiding defeat and Dier insists that they won't choke under the pressure.

"We don’t want to add extra pressure," he said. “They’re two really big games but we’re treating everything the same as we did last time we prepared.”

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