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Spurs star Eric Dier: ‘We started slow but grew into the game’ against West Ham.

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Eric Dier Spurs win over West Ham.
Eric Dier Spurs win over West Ham.

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier says it is really pleasing to return to winning ways after they sealed a 2-0 victory over West Ham United on Tuesday night.

Tomas Soucek’s own goal in the 64th minute gave Jose Mourinho’s Lilywhites the lead before England international Kane brilliantly finished off Heung-min Son's through-ball with eight minutes left to play.

The win moved Spurs up to seventh position in the Premier League table, a point behind fifth-placed Manchester United.

Speaking to Sky Sports, England international Dier said: "It was really pleasing, especially after the Manchester United game when we felt we deserved more from the game. We started slow but grew into the game and the second half was a lot better.

"We were a bit cagey and slow in the first 25 minutes but we needed to play quicker. West Ham were well organised but we felt they would tire. We know what to expect, they would come here and sit back and counter attack.

"As we got better we passed the ball quicker. It's a strange feeling because before lockdown we weren't in good form but we have been working very hard. We have felt positive in the restart and hopefully that continues.

"Champions League is the aim. We knew if we didn't win tonight it might be too far."

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