Dier rubbishes claims Tottenham Hotspur team are “timid”

Eric Dier has hit back at suggestions that he and his teammates are “timid” after they took a hit in their Premier League campaign last weekend.

The club’s nine-game unbeaten run in the top flight came to an end at Anfield when they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool.

Not only did they lose the game, their performance was disappointing and failed to really challenge a team that had not won any of their last five league matches.

Ex-Red Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports that Spurs lack the right mentality when they go up against top six teams on the road, and he may have a point considering that they have only managed to win one of their 15 away matches against that opposition.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had their mentality questioned last season as well when they crumbled in the closing stages of the campaign.

Spurs were the closest challengers to eventual champions Leicester City, but disappointing results in the home stretch ended in the North London outfit finishing third.

Despite last weekend’s disappointing result, which has left them 10 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, Dier has insisted that there is nothing “timid” about the team.

The England international told Sky Sports:

“I don’t think you can say this is a timid team, especially in the position we were in last year and what we did last year. I don’t think you could call us timid. We definitely weren’t in the right frame of mind and didn’t have the right attitude on Saturday. So everyone is very disappointed about that and it doesn’t sit well with us.”