Eric Dier reflects on his first season as a Tottenham player

The defender signed from Sporting Lisbon last summer and saw plenty of game time in his debut campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has indicated that he is disappointed not to have scored more goals this season, even if it isn't a priority for him.

In an interview with the official Tottenham Hotspur website, Dier reflected on his first season at White Hart Lane after he signed from Sporting Lisbon last summer.

He said: “I would have thought I’d get a couple of goals this season - I wanted to score more! I scored a couple early so I was hoping to get more. I can’t complain, I’m happy with two goals.”

Dier started the season in the best possible way with a last-minute winner against West Ham United on the opening day of the season, and followed it up with a goal in the home win over Queens Park Rangers. Two wins, two clean sheets and two goals for a defender and it'd be hard to come across a better start for a youngster at their new club.

Aside from that, he feels as though he has learned a lot during his first season working under Mauricio Pochettino in the Premier League.

He added: “I’ve learned loads. Every game I’m learning from. I’m learning from the players here, I learn in training and from the manager. I’m learning every day and hopefully I’ll keep on improving.

“I feel I’ve a lot more improvement to make before I reach my full potential but playing here should certainly help me achieve that.”

Though Dier is naturally a centre-back, he has demonstrated that he is able to play in the full-back role and at 21 years of age, there is plenty for him to learn and his best years are way ahead of him.

After a season which has seen him feature fairly regularly, he knows that he is going to get ample opportunity to impress in the future and develop going forward.

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