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9th Jan, 2017 | 3:03pm

Tottenham senior midfielder reveals his ambition for the future

By Emma Sanders

Eric Dier has claimed he would like to captain Tottenham in the future.

The midfielder was named the captain in the 2-0 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday evening and he hopes that one day he can become a permanent leader for the club.

Dier was standing in for the absent skipper Hugo Lloris and he was given the armband ahead of senior defender Toby Alderweireld and striker Son Heung-Min.

The England international has been tipped by a number of pundits to become a future captain for his country and alongside Harry Kane, he could have a bright future as a leader of Tottenham.

“Would I like to be club captain? I hope so, maybe one day. We have some fantastic captains here at the moment but I’m still young,” said Dier, as reported by Teamtalk.

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“Hopefully one day maybe I will get that honour. I like to think leadership comes naturally. But I’m not the man to tell you if I’m a good captain or not. Other people are.”

Dier has played a key role in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad this season but largely as cover at centre-back when Alderweireld missed over two months through injury.

He has also played in his preferred role as a defensive midfielder and that’s where he started against Villa on Sunday when he wore the armband.

The 22-year-old first broke into the Spurs first team in 2014 and he has gone on to make 111 appearances in all competitions for the club, as well as featuring in 18 Premier League games this season.

The Tottenham ace has already notched up 14 international caps and has shown composure and maturity during performances throughout the last two years.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino delivered this verdict on the Villa victory.