Tottenham fans react as Dier named England captain again

England's manager Gareth Southgate (2L) talks with England's midfielder Eric Dier (L) as they take part in an England national football team training session at Tottenham Hotspur FC...

Tottenham ace Eric Dier captained England against Germany.

Eric Dier of England and Gareth Southgate, Manager of England speak during an England training session ahead of the International Friendly match between England and Brazil on November 13,...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has been confirmed as England captain ahead of Tuesday night's friendly against Brazil - and Spurs fans are delighted for their versatile star.

The 23-year-old lead the Three Lions into battle on Friday night, as Gareth Southgate's men drew 0-0 against Germany with the likes of Dier, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jordan Pickford all impressing.

England announced on their official Twitter account that Dier would wear the armband against Brazil.

The captaincy going into the international break was up for debate after Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson pulled out of the squad to face Joachim Low's side, while Gary Cahill and Joe Hart started from the bench.

Mesut Oezil of Germany is put under pressure by Eric Dier of England during the International friendly match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London,...

Now, former Sporting Lisbon ace Dier has been given the nod to retain the captaincy by manager Southgate, in what will be a difficult test for England at Wembley.

England have won only one of their last 10 meetings with Brazil, with Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney scoring to win 2-1 back in February 2013. The last match ended in a 2-2 draw, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rooney finding the net.

Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to the news that Dier would wear the armband for a second time in England colours, with one fan even claiming that he "has to be made permanent captain".

 

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