Phil Thompson has told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, which was broadcasted on November 7th, that Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier has been one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League this season.
Dier has recently been called into England’s senior squad, and he made his debut against Spain on Friday evening.
The cap was reward for the Spurs’ man’s excellent form to date this term, and Thompson says that he has been very impressed by the 21-year-old.
"I think he’s a terrific player," Thompson said. "I think he’s been one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League.
"I think he definitely should be in [the England squad]."
Dier has been utilised in defensive midfield this season, and he has looked highly impressive.
The former Sporting Lisbon man showed flashes of class while playing in defence last season, but since being moved up the pitch he has come into his own.
Tottenham have benefited from Dier's partnership with Dele Alli in the heart of their midfield – and the duo have helped their side put together a very impressive start to the campaign.
Spurs have avoided defeat in their last 11 league matches, and they are currently stationed just outside the top-four.