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Dier excited by Spain challenge

2016-11-15 13:57
Eric Dier (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - England midfielder Eric Dier is eager to face Spain after what he described as a "crazy 12 months" since his international debut.

The Tottenham Hotspur man played his first game for the Three Lions against La Roja in November last year, coming on for Adam Lallana in the last 30 minutes of their 2-0 friendly defeat.

Since his first international appearance, the 22-year-old has established himself as a regular in the England setup and is excited to test himself against Spain again, and measure how far he's come as a player.

"A lot has changed since making my debut against Spain last year," Dier told Spurs' official website.

"It’s been a fantastic year for me and it will be nice for me to go back to where it began with the Spain game.

"It’s a special game for me because I made my debut against them and it’s been a crazy 12 months since then.

"It will be nice to play against them again to see if I’ve improved or not!"

Dier, who's natural position is at centre-back was converted to a holding midfielder by Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino where he has cemented his place in the side and has arguably become one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe.

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