English Premiership

Pochettino 'proud' of Dier tackle on Sergio Ramos

Eric Dier (Getty)
Eric Dier (Getty)

Cape Town - Mauricio Pochettino has said he was 'proud' of Eric Dier’s challenge on Sergio Ramos during England’s 3-2 win over Spain in the Nation’s League earlier this week.

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Pochettino was asked to comment on England’s performance after four Spurs players (Dier, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier) started the match in Seville.

In particular, he was asked whether he was proud of Dier’s big hit on the Spain defender early in the match.

"Yes of course, very proud."

Dier's tackle, which earned him a yellow card, was deemed a key moment and set the tone for the rest of the match.

He went on to praise the impact of all the Tottenham players.

"I think they [Spurs players] were brilliant, we were talking today about how the attitude was amazing," Pochettino said.

"Against Spain if you do not play with more attitude than them, they have unbelievable players and it makes difficult your job.

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"I think they were outstanding and it's difficult to say Eric [Dier] or Harry Winks or Harry Kane or Kieran Trippier [was best], I think all the team was brilliant.

"The motivation to play against Spain will be so useful [for Tottenham], you need to play with this attitude and then appears your quality and your talent.

"Attitude is important in football for the success and I think it is important for these types of players, I think they have a great potential in the future to win titles [for England]"