Eric Dier shares his honest assessment of Tottenham Hotspur's season

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at Tottenham Hotspur...

Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League to qualify for the next season's Champions League, whilst competing in this year's final.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May...

Eric Dier has spoken highly of how Tottenham Hotspur's season has gone, considering the issues the club and team have had to overcome over the past nine months.

Spurs have finished the Premier League campaign in the top four, giving them the opportunity to qualify for the 2019-20 Champions League, and will also be contesting this year's showpiece against Liverpool in Madrid on 1 June.

 

Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino's charges were in the running for the title alongside Manchester City and Liverpool for much of the season, but a poor run from mid-February onwards, caused in part by wear and tear to their relatively small squad, saw them drop out of the running.

In addition, the Tottenham squad was not bolstered by new signings in January or the previous summer, and on top of that there were delays in moving into their brand new stadium which led to a lot of fan frustration.

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier celebrates scoring his sides first goal

Speaking about sealing Champions League qualification for the fourth consecutive season, Dier told the official Spurs website: “That was our objective going into the season. I don’t think we were one of the favourites to do that at the time.

"Overall, it’s a very positive season given all the things we’ve had to overcome. We’ve handled every situation and we can be very proud of ourselves and where we are now, Champions League secured for next season and now going for the Champions League final."

Dier has endured a difficult season hampered due to injury and illness but he nonetheless claimed his first Premier League goal at the new stadium when he opened the scoring for Tottenham in the 2-2 final-day draw with Everton.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at Tottenham Hotspur...

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