Tottenham fans praise Eric Dier

Initially signed from Sporting Lisbon as a right-back in the summer of 2014, Eric Dier has gone from strength to strength at Tottenham Hotspur.

Now 24 years old, Dier has a good chance of wearing the captain’s armband for England at the 2018 World Cup.

The midfielder is fast closing on 200 Tottenham appearances, meanwhile, and his incredible consistency has made him a favourite with the club’s supporters.

It would be fair to say that not all Tottenham fans are overly pleased when Dier plays at centre-back due to his lack of pace, but there are few better holding midfielders in the Premier League at this present moment.

It was Dier’s birthday on Monday, and Tottenham’s official Twitter account was on hand to pay tribute to the England international.

The message brought a host of responses from Tottenham supporters, with many hailing Dier, who is valued at ยฃ36m by transfermarkt.co.uk, for his development over the last couple of years.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: