Eric Dier is one of the big stories to come out of Tottenham Hotspur in the past two seasons. An English lad raised in Portugal and who came through the Sporting Lisbon academy, he returned to his homeland with Tottenham as a promising young central defender, but has since established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the league.
All of us at Cartilage Free Captain were pretty fast aboard the Eric Dier train when he was signed from Sporting in the summer of 2014, but so were the Men in Blazers – Roger Bennett and Michael Davies – who selected Dier as the "Player to Watch" in the Premier League last season. Bennett interviewed Dier yesterday ahead of today's Europa League match against Anderlecht for the Men in Blazers podcast, which is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Dier spoke about growing up in Portugal, making the transition to a defensive midfielder, and the importance of the North London Derby.
Got 15 minutes before the start of the match? Have a listen below!