Eric Dier makes his feelings about Dele Alli known

Audi Cup 2015

Eric Dier and Dele Alli have been excellent for Tottenham this season.

Dier and Alli have been two of the stars in the Premier League this season as part of Tottenham’s midfield, and the former has told the Men in Blazers podcast that he has a good relationship with his young teammate.

He said: “We get on very well off the pitch as well, so that helps. He’s a very good kid, with a big future ahead of him. I think my characteristics and his characteristics are a perfect match. He does a lot more running [than me] which is nice as well. We don’t have to talk that much on the pitch as well, as we understand each other.”

Dier has shifted from a talented defender to one of the most solid midfielders in the Premier League, and he has excelled alongside the more attacking Dele Alli in midfield.

Both have become key parts of Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs team this season, and Dier is looking to emulate Alli’s England debut, having won his first call up for the upcoming international break.

Dier has admitted that he has a good relationship with Alli, both on and off the field, and that they suit each other perfectly when playing as part of the double-pivot in a 4-2-3-1 system.

It is hard to disagree with this statement, as the young English pair do form a formidable duo in midfield. Dier is the more defensive player, utilising his development as a defender to great effect in a holding role, thus allowing Alli to show off his attacking skills.

The latter is a more box-to-box midfielder, who, whilst able to dominate defensively, is best suited to arriving in the opposition penalty area and finishing chances.

Dier and Alli have excelled playing alongside one another, and they are only going to improve considering their age and strong relationship as teammates.

It is an exciting time for Spurs fans, and it appears as if the future can only get better at White Hart Lane.

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