Eric Dier praises Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace and Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5,...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier praises Chelsea-owned Crystal Palace midfielder and England international teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Eric Dier of Spurs in action during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has spoken highly of Chelsea-owned Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to The Guardian.

Loftus-Cheek, who joined Crystal on loan from Chelsea in the summer transfer window, made his debut for the England national football team against Germany last Friday evening.

The 21-year-old midfielder’s performance for the Three Lions was superb, and his debut display has been widely hailed.

Tottenham star Dier, who can operate as a midfielder or as a defender, has suggested that people should not get carried away with Loftus-Cheek.

The 23-year-old has also outlined the quality of the 21-year-old midfielder.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of England in action during the international friendly match between England  and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London, England.

“Everyone’s known about Ruben’s potential for a long time,” Dier told The Guardian. “It’s great that he’s now playing regular football week in, week out at Crystal Palace.

“That can only allow him to fulfil his potential. Hopefully this [his England debut] is another step in his progression.

“There’s so much more to come from him, but there’s no point getting too carried away at this point. He’s a good boy and he still has a lot to work on, like all of us.”

“He’s a big boy, he’s been the same since he was 12, I think!” added Dier. “He’s strong, he’s got great physicality, and he moves the ball really well. There’s fantastic potential and hopefully he keeps working hard to fulfil it.”

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Loftus-Cheek is a player with huge potential, and the comments from Dier show just highly he is rated among his England teammates and rival Premier League players.

The youngster does appear to be the perfect midfield player for Spurs Mauricio Pochettino and would certainly progress under the Argentine boss.

However, it is very unlikely that Chelsea will ever contemplate selling Loftus-Cheek to London rivals Tottenham.

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