Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier claims he's proved a lot of people wrong

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier made his first England start in the Three Lions' match against France earlier this week.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Eric Dier has praised Mauricio Pochettino’s fearless approach to management on Sky Sports.

Pochettino has given a number of Tottenham’s youngsters a chance in the first-team, and many of the prospects have flourished after being given a chance.

Dier has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Argentine boss’s approach, and after making his first England start earlier in the week, the 21-year-old has moved to praise his manager.

"Our club manager is giving young English players a chance and if you take it then I guess that's where you can end up," Dier said.

"I think that's what all us young Spurs boys have been doing. I think maybe he just doesn't have the fear that other managers have in giving people a chance, you know?

"I think if we then didn't take our chance, then we probably wouldn't be where we are now. He has no fear in giving you a chance, but then it is obviously up to the player to take it.

"If you'd told me that in the summer that I would make my debut as a midfielder, I'd have thought you were crazy. I think the manager was probably the only one who believed it at the beginning of the year and hopefully I have proved a lot of people wrong.”

Dier joined Spurs in the summer of 2014, and he immediately played a big role in their first-team.

The youngster was shuffled around Tottenham’s back-four last term, but he has been moved into midfield this term and excelled.

Dier’s partnership with Dele Alli in-front of Tottenham’s defence has been highly impressive, and a major reason behind the Lilywhites’ good start.

Spurs have gone unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches, and they will be hoping to extend their excellent run of form when they take on West Ham United at the weekend.

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