Eric Dier on what he would like Christian Eriksen to teach him

Eric Dier is impressed with Tottenham Hotspur teammate Christian Eriksen’s free-kick skills.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Eric Dier has told The Mirror that he wants teammate Christian Eriksen to teach him how to take free kicks.

Eriksen, 23, is one of the best free-kick takers in the Premier League, if not the best, and scored twice from set-pieces against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Nobody has scored more direct Premier League free-kick goals than the Denmark international attacking midfielder (six) since his debut in September 2013.

Dier, who is 21 years of age and has been playing in midfield this season despite being a defender by trade, has been left amazed by Eriksen’s set-piece skills.

"He is very good at them (free kicks),” the England Under-21 international told The Mirror. "He practices them a lot. Every time he stands over the ball at a free kick we know we have a chance - it's a great weapon to have.

"I can't remember seeing anyone better at free kicks, here or in Portugal. He is definitely the most accurate I've seen. He must be one of the best in the Premier League. I'd love him to teach me how to score free kicks.”

Top-four chances

Eriksen’s free-kick skills will come in handy for Tottenham in their top-four challenge as the season progresses.

The North London outfit are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment with 13 points from eight matches, just two points behind fourth-place Crystal Palace.

Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are first, second and third respectively in the standings, and it is hard to see any of them dropping out.

With Chelsea struggling at the moment, there is a chance that Tottenham could take that fourth spot, but they will have to be consistent and put together a run of positive results after the international break.

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