Eric Dier delivers brutally honest verdict on Tottenham achievements
By Danny Wright
Eric Dier has admitted that he feels as though Tottenham have not achieved anything despite make a significant rise under the charge of Mauricio Pochettino in recent seasons.
Spurs have transformed from perennial underachievers into a team that has challenged for the Premier League title in the last two campaigns, steadily improving year by year and earning their highest ever finish in the competition last time out when they came runners-up to Chelsea.
However enforcer Dier, 23, believes that he and his Tottenham team-mates will not rest on their laurels until they at least achieve something noteworthy, which is perhaps going to be a piece of major silverware.
“I think we should be proud of what we’ve managed to do so far, but I don’t think we can be proud of achieving anything because I don’t think we have. We can be proud of where we are now, considering where we’ve come from,” he said in his brutally honest verdict about the club to Sky Sports, as quoted on their website.
“I think we can definitely be proud of that. But as a group, I think we wouldn’t be happy unless we won something.”
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Dier has arguably been a big part of Spurs’ rise to the top ever since he joined the club from Sporting CP in 2014.
He has since made 142 appearances across all competitions for the London club, with seven of those coming in the early stages of this season.
The England international made his Tottenham debut against West Ham just over three years ago and he got himself on the scoresheet in what was a 1-0 win for his side.
Spurs face off against the Hammers in their next Premier League outing on Saturday and Dier has also admitted to Sky Sports that was one of the most special moments in his career to date.
“Obviously my first goal, my debut and then the goal that came with it,” he added. “That’s one of my best memories in football really.”