Eric Dier: Tottenham commit this mistake 'over and over' again

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has suggested the club have a problem in terms of the way they start games.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier told the club’s TV channel that he’s confident the club will always respond to difficult starts in big games.

Dier has suggested Tottenham have a tendency to leave themselves a mountain to climb in terms of chasing games, but he’s confident of the talent in the team’s attack.

“We’ve done it over and over again this season. We go one goal down, we go two goals down, we come back – We always believe that we can score a goal,” said Dier.

Tottenham have fought back on several occasions in big games to achieve important results, with the late draw against West Ham thanks to a Harry Kane equaliser one of many examples.

What it shows about Tottenham is that they have a resilience, which is running through the team.

It would be easy for a weaker side to roll over in matches where they concede the first one or two goals, but Tottenham fight hard to try and salvage something from the wreckage.

It will be most frustrating for manager Mauricio Pochettino because he’s the one who builds a game plan only to see it go out of the window very quickly.

Hopefully the defence can show a bit more heart at the start of games for the rest of the season, with the boss improving his options when the next transfer window opens and Tottenham can look ahead to next season.

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