Tottenham star Eric Dier explains how he wants to improve his game

England's Eric Dier celebrates after scoring their first goal

The powerful midfielder is planning to find the net more regularly.

England's Eric Dier celebrates after scoring their first goalEngland's Eric Dier celebrates after scoring their first goal

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has spoken of his desire to add more goals to his game, in quotes published by the Mirror.

The 22-year old gave England the lead against Russia on Saturday with a sublime freekick before a last gasp equaliser forced a share of the spoils.

England's Eric Dier and Nathaniel Clyne during trainingEngland's Eric Dier and Nathaniel Clyne during training

“I think it’s really important to chip in with goals. I think that makes you more complete,” said Dier.

"That’s what a manager will look at — players that can do their job and then add something in some other different way. Hopefully, I do that.”

Dier’s versatility has been his standout strength since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in August 2014. Initially deployed as a back-up central defender, the England international then played the majority of his first campaign with Spurs at right-back to great effect.

Tottenham's Eric Dier and Chelsea's Diego Costa in actionTottenham's Eric Dier and Chelsea's Diego Costa in action

His tackling ability and comfort on the ball make him a natural fit across the defence but it was his emergence in defensive midfield this season that has truly elevated his game.

Mauricio Pochettino experimented with the change during pre-season, after the sales of Benjamin Stambouli, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho left Spurs lacking somewhat in central areas.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Dier impressed and went on to keep his place in the heart of midfield for the duration of the season, before establishing himself as one of the first names on Roy Hodgson’s England teamsheet.

It’s been a whirlwind two years for the Spurs man and the sky now appears to be the limit in the years ahead.

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