Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder
Eric Dier has played down the significance of their lack of transfer activity,
claiming that many signings made by their rivals haven't improved them.
Dier, who started Tottenham's 2-1 opening
day win over Newcastle United, has insisted that although other teams were
active in the transfer window and they weren't, Spurs will find an alternative
way to avoid stagnation.
"You can look at all the other teams
around us, they might have signed players but not many of those players that
they've signed are better than the players they've already got," he said,
according to Goal.com
"Obviously, there are signings that
have been made which are players of very high quality but in many cases I don't
believe that they've signed players that are better than they already have.
"If it's your point of trying to
create a better atmosphere or give the team a boost then that's cool but we'll
find the same boost in a different way.
The 24-year-old has also revealed that he
is relishing the challenge of proving Tottenham's critics wrong.
"It's a great challenge for us - to
shut everyone up. We're going to enjoy that challenge," he said.
"We've got a fantastic squad here; fantastic
players, throughout the team in every position. To strengthen it is not easy as
Spurs will continue their Premier League
campaign against newly promoted Fulham on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.