Former England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle was critical of Eric Dier’s performance for England as the Three Lions drew with Slovenia 0-0 in their latest World Cup qualifier.
Acting as a pundit for ITV Sport Hoddle grew frustrated at Dier’s mistakes, with one backpass in particular causing Joe Hart to make a save from the onrushing Slovenian attack.
Hoddle accused Dier of “laziness” after that pass back to Hart and noted that the midfielder did not look up to see where the opposition attackers were on the pitch.
Quoted by The Mirror, Hoddle said that Dier needed to sharpen up, saying: “you have to have your eyes everywhere” when playing in the holding role that he does for both club and country.
Hoddle continued: “He’s not even looked up, it’s laziness from Dier, really poor.”
England are currently top of their group after that draw which followed wins over Slovakia and Malta, both of which which went with the prevailing football odds, whilst Dier will be back in action against West Brom for Tottenham at the weekend.