Eric Dier has been in excellent form for Tottenham this season.
As confirmed yesterday, Dier joins Spurs teammates Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Spain and France.
After a hit and miss debut season in English football, Dier has established himself as a key Spurs player this season, transforming from full-back to defensive midfielder with relative ease.
Alongside Alli in midfield, Dier has excelled, and their solid performances have been central to the success Tottenham have enjoyed this season.
The North London club look far more defensively solid than in recent years, and whilst Tony Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen deserve praise for their defensive work, it is Ali and Dier in midfield who provide the solidity and rigidity needed for a team who have ambitions to break into the top four.
Dier’s transformation from defender to top class midfielder has been the real highlight of Tottenham’s season, and he has rightfully been called up to the senior England squad for the upcoming friendlies.
Following the news, Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to the call-up, with many praising Dier for the exceptional season he has enjoyed at White Hart Lane.
Great call from 'Woy' to call up Dier to the England squad. By far the best English player in the Prem this season #COYS— Paul Nicolaou (@PaulyNicolaou) November 5, 2015
Glad Dier got in the England squad tbh he's a great talent, take him over Alli and Delph any day— Ross Jarvis (@rossjarvis94) November 5, 2015
Great to hear that Eric Dier has been called up for England. Well deserved. #COYS— Ben Trebilcock (@BenTrebilcock) November 5, 2015
Eric Dier and Dele Alli in the England squad, great stuff, the future— Adam Curtis (@28ac_) November 5, 2015
Eric Dier, great option to have for England. Versatile and composed - Can put in a tackle too.— Jamie Thompson (@JPT2193) November 5, 2015
Great to see both Eric Dier and Dele Alli in the England squad! #FullyDeserved— Rhys Lloyd (@RLloyd21) November 5, 2015
Great news to see Dier get selected for the England squad. Really couldn't see him being a CDM but he has been class there, fully deserved.— Stuart Baker (@stuartbaker007) November 5, 2015
Great to see Eric Dier in the England squad, finally a young defensive midfielder who is good enough!— James Chesson (@james_chesson) November 5, 2015
Great to see Dele Alli and Eric Dier in the latest England squad. Could be staples of the side for the next 10+ years.— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) November 5, 2015