There were a lot of changes to the England side between their last competitive World Cup qualifying win and the team that took the field against Germany on Friday. One of those changes was the appointment of Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier as England captain by Gareth Southgate.
And now it appears as though Dier is set to keep that armband for tomorrow’s match against Brazil as well! The Three Lions twitter feed confirmed that Dier will retain the captaincy against the Canarinho.
So, Eric Dier is by all accounts a good captain and comported himself well in the service of his country, and that’s great! The flip side of that coin is that he’s probably set for another 90 minutes of action (with the accompanying possibility of getting hurt) in what is basically a meaningless friendly, when the Spurs squad is already banged up and there’s a North London Derby coming up this weekend.
I’m so conflicted!