Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has signed a new five-year contract with the club. The English international joined Spurs in 2014 from Portuguese side Sporting CP.
Dier, 22, has quickly established himself in the Spurs lineup and earned a spot in the English national team. His new deal expires after the 2020/21 season.
“I’m really looking forward to the future and that’s what makes it so easy to want to stay here – the fantastic manager we have, the great Club, the fans, all the infrastructure we have, the new stadium being built – it’s all really exciting and I want to grow with the Club at the same pace,” Dier told the club’s official website.
Dier is closing in on 100 appearances for the club, he currently sits at 91, and said he’s enjoying the atmosphere in the dressing room.
“It’s a pleasure to come here every day and I enjoy seeing everyone, it’s like playing football with your mates,” Dier said. “There is a fantastic feeling around the Club. Obviously, when you play that many games for a Club and share good moments like we have over the last two years you create a very tight connection to the Club.”
Dier also had a lot of praise for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who switched him from defense to the holding midfield role.
“It’s fantastic for us young players to have a manager with his attitude and work rate,” he said. “It’s something we all look up to.
“Every day we want to improve. We beat Stoke 4-0 on Saturday but he will want everything from us as if we lost 4-0, that’s his attitude and it’s fantastic for us young players to be around someone who is like that, always working at 100 per cent, always wanting to improve.
“He wants to improve and we want to improve. It’s a fantastic mix.”