Dier has suggested that Tottenham are starting to improve in games against their direct rivals, despite a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last weekend.
“I think we’re always improving and we’re holding our own against the big teams – They know we’re going to give them a game. It’s small things, small details that we have to improve on,” said Dier.
Tottenham have always had a very balanced and strong squad, with impressive players in key positions.
However, they have suffered inconsistency against the so called bigger sides in the Premier League this season.
Good performances in games against Arsenal and Chelsea have been mixed in with defeats in games against Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in the League Cup final among others.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will now know that his team are capable of big performances and he has to fine tune things to create a better chance of that consistency developing.
Hopefully he will be backed in the transfer market and given the resources to go and improve Tottenham in all positions.
If he can add that little bit of extra quality and experience, Tottenham will become a stronger unit and much more difficult for their rivals to break down in the big clashes next year.