English Premiership

Pochettino 'proud' of Dier tackle on Sergio Ramos

2018-10-18 10:31
Eric Dier (Getty)

Cape Town - Mauricio Pochettino has said he was 'proud' of Eric Dier’s challenge on Sergio Ramos during England’s 3-2 win over Spain in the Nation’s League earlier this week.

READ: Baxter accuses Seychelles of cheating, blames pitch after stalemate

Pochettino was asked to comment on England’s performance after four Spurs players (Dier, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier) started the match in Seville.

In particular, he was asked whether he was proud of Dier’s big hit on the Spain defender early in the match.

"Yes of course, very proud."

Dier's tackle, which earned him a yellow card, was deemed a key moment and set the tone for the rest of the match.

He went on to praise the impact of all the Tottenham players.

"I think they [Spurs players] were brilliant, we were talking today about how the attitude was amazing," Pochettino said.

"Against Spain if you do not play with more attitude than them, they have unbelievable players and it makes difficult your job.

ALSO READ: Baxter: Timing of Bafana beach pictures 'was not the best'

"I think they were outstanding and it's difficult to say Eric [Dier] or Harry Winks or Harry Kane or Kieran Trippier [was best], I think all the team was brilliant.

"The motivation to play against Spain will be so useful [for Tottenham], you need to play with this attitude and then appears your quality and your talent.

"Attitude is important in football for the success and I think it is important for these types of players, I think they have a great potential in the future to win titles [for England]"

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Fulham v Southampton, Craven Cottage 17:00
Everton v Cardiff City, Goodison Park 17:00
West Ham United v Manchester City, London Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Old Trafford 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Liverpool, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 25 November 2018
AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal, Vitality Stadium 15:30
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town, Molineux Stadium 18:00
Monday, 26 November 2018
Burnley v Newcastle United, Turf Moor 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.