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Eric Dier has lauded Jose Mourinho's impact at Tottenham.

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

Eric Dier has lauded the impact Jose Mourinho has already had at Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho has turned Spurs into title contenders [Getty]
Mourinho has turned Spurs into title contenders [Getty]

The Special One's side are leading the pack in the English top flight after one year in charge of Spurs.

Eric Dier insists that there is no 'Spursy tag' in the current Tottenham team with Jose Mourinho at the helm.

The Lilywhites sit top of the Premier League table after winning six games, drawing two, and losing one so far in the 2020-21 campaign.

Their most recent win was against Manchester City on Saturday as goals from Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso moved the north London club to the top of the league.

England midfielder Dier, however, is overly confident that Mourinho is the right man to guide them towards lifting their first trophy in 13 years.

“That’s something that’s quite frustrating to be honest because I think, as I said before, there were seasons where we finished second in the league and people called it Spursy," Dier said.

“We finished second. We just didn’t manage to win it and people were calling that Spursy. I don’t believe this team has had that tag for a long time.

“I don’t think teams enjoy playing us. I think we’re physical, I think we’re aggressive, I think we’re determined, we’ve got a good attitude and the manager has definitely brought an extra edge to that.

“He’s more demanding in certain areas and ruthless with you individually and as a team so he’s definitely increased that a bit as well.”

Dier added: “For me, I think we’ve always had that. From the time I’ve been at Tottenham, I feel like we’ve always performed in these big games. Maybe we’ve not always got the results, but we’ve always performed.

“For me, it’s more about and applies more to the games like West Brom away when we’ve had to suffer a bit there and managed to win 1-0.

“It’s in those kind of games when it’s really important to be a big nasty, to be a bit ruthless in those difficult games away from home against difficult sides. I think those are the games we’ve suffered more in.

“Let’s see what happens because we’re going to try and stay there. We’d be stupid not to and, as I said, we’re going to be trying to win every game.

“The mentality is game by game and every game we go into, we’re trying to win it, no matter the game, tournament, the opposition, it doesn’t matter, We’re trying to win every game.”

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