Spurs boss Pochettino urges Dier to fight for his place having been frozen out

first_imgTOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has urged out-of-favour midfielder Eric Dier to “fight for his place” in the starting XI.The England man has not started for Spurs since the 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool last season.1 Eric Dier has a fight on his hands to get back into the Tottenham starting XICredit: Rex FeaturesIt has led to transfer rumours that Dier could be on the way out of the club in January – with Manchester United believed to be one club interested.But Pochettino, who is coming under a bit of pressure himself in the hotseat, insists Dier’s career at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is far from over.Speaking to The Telegraph, Pochettino said: “It has been difficult [for Dier]. Of course it is tough for him.“He has to wait through training and then of course he has the opportunity. He has to try to fight for his place.“We have a big squad, I need to take the decision performance by performance. The plan is the plan.”We are going to assess the player and then make the decision.”Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerThe Daily Star reported how Manchester United are continuing to track out-of-favour Dier as they remain in the market for a holding midfielder.Solsjaer was priced out of moves for West Ham’s Declan Rice and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff this summer and could make a cut-price swoop for the Spurs man instead.Dier struggled throughout the last campaign with poor form and injuries and is yet to make a single appearance under Poch this year.last_img read more