Dier is determined not to allow Aston Villa to seize the upper hand in Saturday’s clash.
Mauricio Pochettino's side sit in 6th position [same points as Liverpool who are 5th] in the Premier League table going into this clash and Eric Dier says the Lilywhites are focused on securing a win on Saturday.
Aston Villa drew 3-3 in their last tie against QPR at Villa Park, with their star man Christian Benteke scoring a hat-trick to seal a point for Villa.
Tim Sherwood will be searching for three points at White Hart Lane in their quest to remain in the Premier League but Dier who has a plan to upset the West Midlands' club tomorrow, reckons it'll be a tough game.
“It’s always difficult when you play teams towards the bottom of the table who are fighting for their lives – as it showed at Burnley last week,” he said, as Tottenhamhotspur.com reported.
“The Villa players will be battling for everything and the most important thing on Saturday is that we match them for desire and effort and then play our own football to try to win the game.
“We want to get the victory and then we’ll just look to keep working hard for the remaining few games of the campaign and see where it takes us.
“This is the Premier League, things can change very quickly and if we can get on a winning run, who knows what might happen?”
Tottenham will be desperate for a win after they played out a goalless draw with Burnley last Saturday and it’ll be Sherwood’s first time at White Hart Lane since his dismissal last season.