The official England Twitter account posted on Thursday that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier would captain his country for the first time in their international friendly against Germany at Wembley on Friday night, and Spurs fans were quick to have their say on the news.
Our captain against Germany: @ericdier 💪
— England (@England) November 9, 2017
The 23-year-old will only be picking up his 22nd cap for his nation, but Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has decided that he will lead the team out at Wembley following another impressive season for his club side and with teammate Harry Kane having pulled out of the squad through injury.
Dier certainly has good memories of facing the current world champions after scoring the winning goal when England beat Germany 3-2 in a friendly in Berlin in March.
Tottenham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the announcement, and while one said “I knew this would happen”, another said there “wouldn’t be anyone else who deserves it more”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Best footballer in a Spurs shirt for a very long time.
Adds over £1.5m to his own value every game 👍
— 👈Keith (@KeithAnorak) November 10, 2017
Well deserved 👍
— Emre (@Dxnnyrose) November 9, 2017
Pochettino is building a team of captains
— James Gadsden (@gadsdenthfc) November 9, 2017
Superb news! Many congratulations @ericdier, well deserved 👏👏👏
— Houston Spurs (@HoustonSpurs) November 9, 2017
Awesome news, Super choice!
— Steven Gardner (@deepwebdesign) November 9, 2017
Should be Spurs Captain as well.
— George Mixides (@GeorgeMixides) November 9, 2017
Superb choice as captain, leader and a legend already pic.twitter.com/Wpyjrg5I8m
— Andrew Algar (@AndrewAlgar66) November 10, 2017
Completely deserves it. Proper leader at such a young age, mature, cool head, committed. Always saw him as a future captain.
— Dwayne Pereira (@PereiraDwayne) November 10, 2017
I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. So so beyond proud!! Very well deserved, massive congrats Eric🙌🏼🙌🏼💗💗 @ericdier
— Stephanie A. Mourra (@stephmourra13) November 9, 2017
Wouldn’t be anyone else who deserves it more. Congratulations do us proud
— David (@David90633953) November 9, 2017