Eric Dier made just his fifth appearance of the 2019/20 campaign on Wednesday night as Tottenham Hotspur thumped Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in the Champions League.
The Englishman has struggled for action this season but was given the nod for Wednesday’s European outing and certainly did not disappoint the club’s fans.
Indeed, many have taken to social media to lavish praise on the 25-year-old’s performance.
According to WhoScored, the former Sporting Lisbon youngster won two aerials and boasted a pass success rate of 89% during his 90 minutes on the field.
In truth, there will be much tougher tests for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the coming weeks than the Belgrade outfit.
A 4-0 victory away from home in Europe is nothing to be upset about, though, and even Christian Eriksen registered in the latter stages having previously managed just one goal this term.
Dier’s overall performance made a big impression on the Spurs fans, and a selection of the Twitter reaction to his performance can be seen below:
Tonight’s defence could be our future – excluding Danny Rose.
Big games for Foyth and Dier especially who haven’t been regulars.
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) November 6, 2019
Eric Dier really put in a class performance last night I wouldn't mind him getting a start again this weekend. We've needed someone that has a bullish mentality for a while #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/CNESCmozon
— Ishaq (@ShaxThfc) November 7, 2019
— Lo Celso Sauce (Extra Hot) 🔥🔥🔥 (@thabomariri) November 7, 2019
Dier has been very good tonight. Missing link? #THFC
— Spursleif (@spursleif) November 6, 2019
Dier isn’t appreciated as much as he should be.
— Lee C (@LRC_1978) November 6, 2019
Dier and sanchez in particular did well
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) November 6, 2019
Gazzaniga – excellent
Foyth & Dier both brilliant
Danny rose showing much needed aggression again
Our defence was solid tonight
— Davey (@THFCDavey) November 6, 2019
Dier at the back cannot be underestimated. He is good on the ball and that gives the players in front of him the confidence to play. That is evident tonight. I hope we see him regularly at centre back he reads the game so well #COYS #THFC #RSBTOT
— James Horner (@jimbo_horner) November 6, 2019