English Premiership

We don't play with pressure - Dier

2016-02-02 16:45
Eric Dier (tottenhamhotspur.com)
Cape Town - Perennial under-achievers Tottenham Hotspur will not buckle under the pressure of being involved in the Premier League title race and can show they are Champions League candidates, midfielder Eric Dier said.

Spurs, who have flattered to deceive in recent seasons, kicked off their campaign in uninspiring form but are now well-placed in fourth after 23 games.

They have high hopes of securing a top four finish for the first time since 2012 when they finished fourth but still missed out on the Champions League to Chelsea, who finished sixth, because they won the competition.

"There was pressure from the beginning of the season and obviously with us being up there and fighting for everything there will be added pressure, but we're all enjoying ourselves at the moment," Dier told the club's website.

"I don't think we play with pressure, we enjoy ourselves and we play freely. We're a young team, we express ourselves and hopefully we'll continue to do that."

Mauricio Pochettino's side, who play at Norwich later on Tuesday, have lost only three league games this campaign, with only leaders Leicester City (two) having lost fewer.

"We've had a couple of slip-ups like Newcastle and Leicester at home but in a way those losses have helped us because we've responded and gone on good runs," England international Dier said.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Friday, 22 December 2017
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 14:30
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth, Etihad Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Crystal Palace, Liberty Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v Newcastle United, London Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Huddersfield Town, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 19:30
Leicester City v Manchester United, King Power Stadium 21:45
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 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.