Eric Dier highlights the 'real positive' from Tottenham's draw against Southampton

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Tottenham defender Eric Dier was pleased with his team's resilience against Southampton.

Tottenham defender Eric Dier has told the club's official website that coming from behind twice against Southampton was a 'real positive'.

Dier, who joined from Sporting Lisbon last summer, is primarily a centre back but has regularly featured at right back under Mauricio Pochettino this season - and that was again the case as Spurs took on Southampton last weekend, with Kyle Walker missing.

Dier filled in for Walker and managed to notch two assists as Tottenham came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw at St. Mary's Stadium thanks to goals from Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli.

Dier, 21, should be a key player for Tottenham in the future, and even for England having shown signs of his potential in the Premier League this season.

For now though, his focus is Spurs, and in an interview with the club's official site, he admitted that Tottenham were disappointed to have only come away with a draw on Saturday, but did add that coming back from two Graziano Pelle goals was a 'real positive' for Spurs, proving their resilience. 

"We knew it was going to be a tough game. Southampton have been doing great this season and they have a great defensive record, so to come back from going a goal down twice is a real positive for us," said Dier. "We were disappointed, though, because we wanted the three points.”

Even thought a top four finish has all put gone for Spurs, they will be hoping to pip Liverpool to fifth place and end the season on a high - and their fighting spirit against Southampton is an indication of what fans can expect in the coming years under Pochettino, having already seen Tottenham fight back late in games this season.

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