Kyle Walker says England starring role summed up this Tottenham man's season

Kyle Walker

The Spurs and Three Lions right-back believes Eric Dier's dramatic winner against Germany was in keeping with his success at club level.

Tottenham Hotspur and England defender Kyle Walker has told the club's official website that it is "fantastic" to play for his country alongside his club teammates, and says that Eric Dier's late winner against Germany summed up his successful season at White Hart Lane.

After breaking into the first-team picture at Spurs last season, Dier has reached new heights in the current campaign, impressing in a new midfield role and scoring four goals in 44 appearances.

That form has seen the 22-year-old called up to the senior England side by Roy Hodgson to add to an ever-growing Tottenham contingent in the Three Lions camp, with his teammates Walker, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, and Harry Kane all also featuring in recent times.

Dier impressed on his first start for his country alongside Alli against France in November, and the crowning achievement of his young career to date came on Saturday when he headed in an injury-time winner to complete England's turnaround against world champions Germany in Berlin.

Walker, who sat out that match but featured in the 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Tuesday evening, hailed Dier and suggested that his England heroics only served to highlight how impressive a campaign he has had.

The 25-year-old told Tottenham's official website: "It’s fantastic to play alongside your mates who you play with every day. It makes you feel at home, makes you feel confident and full credit to all the lads and the gaffer for getting us here.

"The win against Germany was special and I would have loved to have been part of it. Credit where credit’s due, the lads came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and Eric grabbed the winner - that summed up his season really!"

Although he has perhaps been outshone by the meteoric rise to prominence of his teammate Alli, Dier's transformation from a centre-back option to a key man in midfield for Spurs has been one of the many highlights of a superb season for the club.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have lost just four Premier League matches all season long, and are within five points of catching Leicester City at the top of the table as they hunt for a first league title since 1961.

Dier, along with several of his teammates, are likely to benefit individually from their success at club level by earning a place in Hodgson's squad for Euro 2016.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch