Tottenham midfielder, Eric Dier feels his exploits at Euro 2016 is the reason for his poor start to the season.
The signing of Victor Wanyama from Southamption has seen competition for places in the midfield become tougher and with an injury earlier on in the season Dier has found it hard to reach the heights of last season.
Dier played at center back in their last premiership encounter against Bournemouth and was captain of Tottenham for the first time against Liverpool in the EFL cup but he is not happy with his start to the season.
In an interview with the Evening Standard he said
“I’m quite disappointed with how it’s gone so far this season. For the first couple of games of the season I wasn’t at my usual standard, even though I don’t think I was way below it.
Then I got the little injury which kept me out for a couple of weeks and I’m just trying to rebuild now. Confidence-wise, I feel OK but it’s just been a bit stop-start. Coming back late for pre-season after Euro 2016, it’s been a difficult start to the season but in every game, I’m starting to feel a lot better.”
When asked what he feels is his best position and where he will like to play, he said
“People always seem to want to pin me down to one position but I see players all over Europe who play in more than one. It ensures they get appearances for their clubs and it’s a fantastic weapon for a manager.
It’s a bit stupid to be talking about it. If I could get to the level of players like Alaba, Lahm or Mascherano, I would be a very happy