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Dier: Spurs will be in title race


Eric Dier believes Tottenham Hotspur will be in the race for the title of the Premier League

The midfielder is confident that despite Manchester City’s perfect start of the season, Mauricio Pochettino’s side can still make it.

Spurs go into the international break eight points behind City following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace which followed up a memorable victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The English international was happy with their performance against Manchester United and claims Pochettino’s side are on the right track.

“I believe what we are doing is right, that has been the case for a long time,” he said.

“Win, lose, or draw against Real Madrid, that would have been the same. Winning that game has obviously given us confidence as individuals and as a group,” Dier added.

The 23-year-old said even though Pep Guardiola’s men have been fantastic so far, the end of the season is still far away.
“Obviously, Manchester City have been fantastic recently but there is so much football to be played before the end. I’m sure there are going to be a lot of twists and turns before the end.”

The midfielder was one of the players who had been called up for national duties from Tottenham’s squad.

Despite the opinions about international friendlies saying those games are unimportant, Dier says it’s an honour to play for his nation.

“Playing for your country is the pinnacle of football,” he said.

The 23-year-old insists the competition within England’s squad is higher than ever, with having such great players in one country.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain probably agrees with Dier since he was dropped after inconstant performances for Liverpool.

“You always have to be on your toes to get the call-up otherwise you can become complacent and I don’t think that is a good thing,” Dier concluded.