English Premiership

Dier eyes even more goals

2015-08-19 12:57
Eric Dier (tottenhamhotspur.com)

London - Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier said he is determined to get on the scoresheet more often this season after becoming the first player since Darren Anderton to score the club's first goal of the season in successive campaigns.

The 21-year-old got Spurs' season up and running when he headed in the opener during the 2-2 draw against Stoke City on Saturday.

He also scored the club's first goal of last season against West Ham United, when he rounded the keeper in injury time to convert a through ball from Harry Kane.

He scored again in Spurs' 4-0 drubbing of Queens Park Rangers in their next game, but the goals dried up after that.

"Last season I was disappointed because I scored the two early goals and didn't score again," Dier, who was deployed in midfield against Stoke, told the club website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com).

"This season, I want to score more goals. I know if I keep playing in midfield and keep doing well I'll hopefully have more chances," he added.

"I think I can do better from set-pieces and get in better positions.

"Last season I could have scored a few more goals so this season, hopefully I'll get past two," he said.

Anderton, the last Tottenham player to score the first goal of the season in successive campaigns, achieved the feat in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons.

 

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