Stan Collymore impressed with Tottenham defender, forecasts a problem for 22-year-old midfielder

Danny Rose Tottenham warmup

Tottenham Hotspur duo Eric Dier and Danny Rose featured for England against Germany on Saturday.

Former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has suggested in The Mirror that he was not impressed with the performance of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier for England on Saturday evening.

Dier, who is 22 years of age, is a versatile footballer who can play as a defensive midfielder, right-back or central defender.

The youngster started England’s friendly international against Germany in Berlin on Saturday evening and played for the entire 90 minutes.

Collymore was not impressed with the performance of Dier, but he was pleased with the shift put in by Tottenham full-back Danny Rose on his England debut.

“Danny Rose impressed as well with his runs ­forward but his crossing could have been better at times and ­certainly we know he is capable of that,” the former England international wrote in The Mirror. “The one Spurs star I will be slightly critical of on last night’s ­performance was Eric Dier, 22.

"He has been ­magnificent this season, but against Germany he looked as if he lacked a little pace over the first 10 yards and that could prove to be a problem at this level.”

Dier did not have a great game against Germany, but he did score the winner for England in the first minute of injury time.

The versatile Tottenham player is still very young, and games like the one against Germany is only going to make him better.

The midfielder is having a wonderful season, and Tottenham fans will hope that he returns from international duty uninjured.

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