Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that he has no doubt Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier will go to Euro 2016.
Dier was handed his first start for England against France on Tuesday evening, and he impressed as he helped his nation to a 2-0 victory.
The 21-year-old looked assured in his role, and Redknapp feels that he can be an important player for the Three Lions next summer.
"Eric Dier is the biggest pleasant surprise for Hodgson and he owes Mauricio Pochettino for that," Redknapp said. "At Spurs, Dier’s been transformed from a versatile defender into a powerful defensive midfielder.
"For me, there’s no doubt he will go to Euro 2016. Jack Wilshere now has competition for that place in front of the back four and I think Dier has a role to play, particularly against the big teams.
"His first thought is always: ‘Where do I need to be when we don’t have the ball?’ It gives solidity and a great platform for England to hit on the counter."
Dier has been a crucial part of Tottenham’s team this season, with his performances earning him plenty of plaudits.
Dier moved to Spurs from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014, and he showed signs of promise in his first season at White Hart Lane.
However, after being moved further up the pitch, Dier has excelled and he has been one of Tottenham’s most consistent players during their impressive start to the season.
The Lilywhites have gone unbeaten through their last 11 Premier League matches, and their next assignment comes against West Ham United at the weekend.