Indeed, Dier says former Arsenal captain Tony Adams met with him 'quite a few times' as he progressed in his fledgling career.
And the Tottenham youngster is aware supporters might not take a liking to him learning from one of the Gunners' greatest players!
The 21-year-old is quoted as saying by the Mirror: "Tottenham fans might not be happy with me for this but I met Tony Adams quite a few times.
"I hope leadership [something discussed with Adams] is something I grow into more. It is something that comes naturally as you become more cemented in a team. I have only been here a year but hopefully I can become one."
Dier has so far taken any ambitions towards leadership into a new role in midfield. And so comfortable is the 21-year-old looking in the middle of the park for Tottenham that there is serious consideration of him as a midfielder in the long term.
That's certainly something Adams wasn't famous for at Arsenal, although it might have been borne out of Dier not necessarily being a first-choice centre-back.
He has proven himself indispensable to the Spurs side even though he isn't in his most natural position, though, and can be argued to be Tottenham's brightest spark during a dull start to their Premier League campaign.