Eric Dier discusses the new role which Mauricio Pochettino has given him

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier has been utilised in defensive midfield so far this season.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Eric Dier has told the FA's official website that he is enjoying playing in defensive midfield this season.

Dier played as part of Spurs' back four for the majority of the 2014/15 campaign, but the England youth international has been moved forward by Mauricio Pochettino this time around. 

The 21-year-old has been deployed as a midfield enforcer so far, and  says that he is relishing his new position in the team. 

"It’s good [playing in midfield], but I’m comfortable playing in both positions," Dier said. 

"Last year was my first in the Premier League and I played at right-back, centre-back and in midfield.

"I’ve played in midfield with Spurs [this season] and felt I’ve done well, and these last two games [with England] have been at the back. But I think I can slip in and out of both positions quite comfortably."

Dier's versatility is a major asset, but his best form has arguably come since he was shifted into midfield. 

The former Sporting Lisbon man has been one of Spurs' top performances so far this season, and he is rapidly establishing himself as one of the best young talents in the Premier League. 

Comfortable in possession, but also energetic and powerful, there are very few things that Dier can't do, and he plays with an intelligence far beyond his years.

If he keeps progressing at his current rate, then Tottenham will have a huge talent on their hands, and Dier is certainly getting a good learning experience, having to adapt to so many different roles in such a short space of time. 

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