Will Harry Kane and Eric Dier be on set piece duty for Spurs next season?

England's Harry Kane takes a freekick

Are the two England internationals going to return to White Hart Lane with ideas of taking over corners and free kicks?

England's Harry Kane takes a freekickEngland's Harry Kane takes a freekick

Harry Kane on corners rather in the box in the last minute of a derby match, or Eric Dier pushing others aside to shape up for a free kick at goal in extra time. It isn't just a possibility for England in the near future, it is also something that could happen at Spurs after this summer.

There it would see dead ball specialists Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela pushed aside in favour of two players possibly brimming with confidence from their newfound responsibilities, depending on how the European Championships are resolved.

This is the quite bizarre scenario Tottenham may face in the new season, after Kane has been elected as his country's chief deliverer of corners and Dier netting from a set piece to open the scoring against Russia.

England's Eric Dier scores their first goalEngland's Eric Dier scores their first goal

However, though that possibility would likely be unwelcome for many of the White Hart faithful, the reality of England's new set piece takers is that there are people at their club who are already very much in favour in that department.

In terms of free kicks, Dane Eriksen is established as one of the Premier League's best, and scored as many as any other player last season, even though that was a duo of free kicks in a win over Swansea. Dimitri Payet, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Willian matched the 24-year-old in netting twice but no one bettered him. Both Eriksen and Lamela assisted three goals from set plays (corners and free kicks) - a record only three players in the division could beat, while the Argentina international scored his own free kick against Bolivia in the Copa America this week.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at BoliviaSoccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at Bolivia

On the flip side of this, Dier and Kane were two of only four Spurs players to score headers last season, showing their use in the box rather than on delivery.

It could well be the case that Kane may be added to Mauricio Pochettino's list of corner takers, albeit at the bottom, given his alleged impressive technique, and likewise, there is nothing wrong with Dier having the odd shout at a free kick. But ultimately, it will be the Argentine who decides who is delegated to those duties, and he has so far seen positive benefits from others taking corners and free kicks, with Kane and Dier instead on the end of them.

Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring the third goal for TottenhamChristian Eriksen celebrates after scoring for Tottenham

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