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We are more mature now, says Eric Dier

Sun 29 November 2020 | 11:06

Tottenham Hotspur defender says that the squad is older and more mature therefore can compete for the title.

Eric Dier

is an important player in Jose Mourinho’s

Tottenham Hotspur

. Spurs were really close to winning something the previous years as they reached the Champions League final and were very close to winning the Premier League in Pochettino’s era.

However, Eric Dier believes that under


, they are much more mature and the squad can push for a title this year.

“I'd say this team is probably more pragmatic. I think we still possess a lot of the qualities we had during that spell [under former coach Mauricio Pochettino], I think we're all a bit older, a bit more mature, we've all seen a bit more, and we're ready to do different things compared to when you're younger,”

he told Sky Sports.

“I feel like it's a much more mature team, and the depth of the squad is not something I've seen during my time here, we've got an incredible depth. The amount of quality we have coming off the bench, and not even in the squad, is incredible.

“That competition is definitely driving things, and I think that's something in the past we struggled with, not having that competition to drive things. You want to have your own self-motivation, but you can't deny it's different when it's a big squad and everyone is driving each other.

“Mourinho is definitely putting his stamp on the club, on the team and the players individually. He's definitely implementing the things he wants to see. He wants us to be a representation of himself. Tough is definitely one of the words I'd use to describe him, and this team.”



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source: SportMob