Stan Collymore stresses the importance of Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier for England

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier in action with Southampton's Dusan Tadic

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier is playing a key role for both club and country.

Stan Collymore believes that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier will be crucial for England at Euro 2016.

Dier started England’s friendly against Turkey yesterday, alongside four of his other Spurs teammates.

England's Eric Dier and Dele Alli during training

The 22-year-old was given a shielding role in midfield, and Collymore believes that the youngster could be vital in France, to protect a vulnerable backline.

England’s defence was once again exposed on occasion against Turkey yesterday, but the Three Lions managed to get the victory.

England managed to beat Turkey 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium, with Dier putting in a solid display.

Turkey's Volkan Sen in action with England's Eric Dier

Dier was his usual combative self in the heart of England’s midfield, and he allowed the more attacking players the freedom to play.

England scored their goals through Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, as they got their preparations for Euro 2016 off to a good start.

England’s next friendly match comes against Australia, before they take on Portugal in their final fixture before travelling to France.

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