Eric Dier was instrumental in Tottenham’s 3-1 win at Chelsea last week but fans weren’t so impressed by his appearance as a substitute in the 2-1 success at Stoke on Saturday.
Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama started in central midfield as Mauricio Pochettino’s men edged a resilient Potters side, and Dier made a brief cameo appearance as Spurs looked to seal the win.
Dier almost cost his side a goal within minutes of replacing Kenya international Wanyama, only for Stoke to mess up a solid chance to draw level.
Tottenham fans took to Twitter to vent their fury over Dier, who set up Dele Alli’s first goal against Chelsea with a long range pass.
Trash performance, but another big three points. Dier was awful when he came on, nearly cost us the game.
— FTHFC (@FreddieTHFC) April 7, 2018
Dier, only you could go from a worldie through ball one week against Chelsea, to absolute trash for 10mins against Stoke.
— Dave (@Dave11_THFC) April 7, 2018
Eric Dier . . . Been terrible since coming in . . . And I’m a big fan of him! #THFC
— John Hall (@JohnHall1985) April 7, 2018
Tottenham won thanks to Christian Eriksen’s brace, although Harry Kane has claimed the second goal as his own, as Spurs continued in their bid to secure a top four spot and Champions League qualification.
Dier will be hopeful of starting Tottenham’s next game, a Premier League tie with Manchester City at Wembley, before Spurs make the trip to the south coast to take on Brighton.
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