Updated: Jan 23, 2019
Eric Dier says Tottenham will have to cope with their injury problems and are not feeling sorry for themselves following injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
The England midfielder, who made a return in the Lilywhites' 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday evening after spending over a month on the sidelines due to a surgery to remove his appendix, wants his teammates to step up in the absence of Spurs duo Kane and Alli.
Dier said as Sky Sports quoted: "Every team gets injuries; we have to deal with it, we're not sulking about it or feeling sorry for ourselves.
"It's not a question of if we can cope without Harry or not. Harry's one of the best strikers in the world, any team would feel the loss if Harry wasn't playing, so we have to find a solution and move on.
"Injuries happen in football and that's why you have a squad and not just 11 players.
"It was a good start (to life without him). People are going to be talking about it when he's injured but we've just got to get on with it.
"Harry will be doing his best to get back as soon as possible and it's down to the team and the squad to rally and carry on.
"Fernando's a very good player. He has very good qualities. We need to give him the service he needs to demonstrate his qualities. We can do that and he can (also) help the team."
The full extent of Alli’s injury will be assessed using a scan, the results of which are likely to come in the next few days but it is unlikely the midfielder will be involved in Thursday’s League Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea.