Eric Dier discusses his Tottenham goal against Man City

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The versatile defensive midfielder was over the moon with helping his side to a 4-1 victory yesterday.

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has admitted that he was delighted to get his name on the scoresheet against Manchester City yesterday, telling the club’s official website that he hopes to get plenty more goals this season.

The versatile star has played the majority of his football in defence, but has been used as a midfield enforcer this season by Mauricio Pochettino with great effect.

Dier struck from long range to level the scores at 1-1 against Manuel Pellegrini’s men yesterday, with his side putting in a scintillating second-half performance to go on an win 4-1.

The former Sporting Lisbon star has stated that his first reaction when the ball broke to him was to stop a City counter-attack, but that he was glad to get the opportunity to shoot from range.

“I’m really happy to get it and hopefully I can get some more,” he told the club’s official website.

“My first thought was not to let the ball go past me - I was more worried about them having another counter attack.

“Then I realised that I had more time than I thought, so I’ve hit it and thankfully it’s gone in. I wanted to try and shoot more from outside the box when I got the chance, so I am really happy.”

Dier has become an important player for Tottenham this season and has shown that he can be a goal threat, scoring against Stoke also earlier in the campaign.

The 21-year-old also netted goals on his debut against West Ham last season and the following week against QPR.

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