Dier eager to get one over Spurs team-mates
Eric Dier (Getty Images)
Cape Town - England midfielder Eric Dier
admits he is motivated to beat Belgium because it would give him bragging
rights over certain Tottenham Hotspur team-mates next season.
Dier will potentially be facing Spurs
buddies Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele at the World Cup on Thursday, when
England take on Belgium in their final Group G game.
With both sides having already qualified
for the last 16, some may think the players will be short on motivation.
However, Dier insists he is eager to beat
his Spurs team-mates.
"It was mixed feelings when we were
drawn with Belgium because neither of us are going to want to lose as it will
be a real nightmare for next season," Dier told Tottenham's official
"I can't think of anything worse than
Jan beating England because he will never ever shut up about it! But to be
honest, neither will we if we beat them!"
Three Lions striker Harry Kane will also be
facing his Tottenham team-mates and could square off against Vertonghen, who
added: "It might be me against Harry, that would be special. I play him
quite often in training, so it would be a good battle."