Mousa Dembele: Tottenham 23-year-old makes this look so easy
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele believes that his teammate Eric Dier makes it look effortless when he switches position.
The 23-year-old has become an important member of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and has played as a centre-back this season.
However, he is a defensive midfielder by trade and filled into that role during Spurs’ 2-0 victory over Burnley at the weekend.
The north London club moved a step closer in their pursuit to catch Premier League leaders Chelsea and are now just seven points adrift.
Dembele has explained the qualities of Dier and feels that he makes it look easy to fill in various roles.
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“He’s a very good player and everyone knows that,” Dembele said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “We work well together, he’s an amazing player, he does it in midfield, in defence and it’s so easy for him to adapt – but of course it’s not easy at all.”
Dier has emerged as an important player at White Hart Lane and is also a regular in England’s national side.
He has made 38 appearances this season across all competitions and is an ever-present in Pochettino’s starting line-up.
The arrival of Victor Wanyama this summer saw Dier lose his midfield slot, but he is now performing on the right hand side of a centre-back.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s injured player has sent a Twitter message to fans.