Why Harry Redknapp is wrong to overlook Eric Dier for England superstardom

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder could become integral for his country, such has been his impact this season.

In a recent interview with talkSPORT former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp suggested two of Spurs’ current stars had very big futures ahead of them for the national side.

It is no surprise to see that he named striker Harry Kane and midfielder Dele Alli, but Redknapp was wrong to overlook another Tottenham player who could be equally, if not more, important in time.

Eric Dier has been nothing short of sensational for Tottenham in a defensive midfield role this season and England’s lack of such players means the 21-year-old could make the place his own sooner rather than later.

Some neutrals may feel there is little chance of Dier becoming an England regular, but his current position is akin to the holy grail of football – a quality holding midfielder who effectively breaks up play and sets up attacks for his team while offering a goal-scoring threat of his own and looking forever unflappable.

England have arguably not had a top quality holding midfielder since Owen Hargreaves in his prime, but Dier has what it takes to fill that hole.

Kane and Alli are the obvious duo to single out for future superstardom, but their Tottenham teammate Dier could yet go on to be one of the first names on the England manager’s team sheet.

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