Ian Wright backs Spurs talent Eric Dier to become future England captain

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Ian Wright believes Eric Dier could become England captain in the future.

Pundit and former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier is a future England captain.

Dier, 22, signed for Spurs back in the summer of 2014 from Sporting Lisbon, having moved over to Portugal from England at a young age – and his return couldn't have gone much better.

The youngster spent most of last season playing at right back or centre back, before Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had one of his best ideas yet last summer; converting Dier into a defensive midfielder.

Dier's frame, strength, awareness and composure in possession meant that he adjusted perfectly to his new position, and his protection for the Spurs back four has been a huge factor in their unexpected push for the Premier League title this season.

Unsurprisingly, Dier's exploits have earned him a call-up to the England squad, and he was the hero on Saturday against Germany, as he rose to head home a late corner and complete the Three Lions' comeback, winning the game 3-2 in Berlin.

Whilst Spurs team-mates Dele Alli and Harry Kane are stealing the limelight for club and country, Dier is going about his business quietly – but has now earned huge praise from former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

Pundit Wright was asked whether he saw Alli as a future England captain, but told The Sun that it's Dier, not Alli, who has what it takes to captain his country in the future.

"I think Eric Dier more looks like a future captain," said Wright. "He's got a leader kind of quality about him, where he just goes about his busineess and you see him pointing here every now and then, you see him pulling here. I think he's got more of a captain's mentality than Dele will," he added.

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