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Eric Dier has suggested Tottenham’s six rivals have failed to strengthen their squads despite bringing in new players.

Spurs didn’t make a single signing during the summer transfer window while the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal bought a number of players in an attempt to compete with last season’s champions Manchester City.

Dier, however, thinks Tottenham can now “shut up” their critics, those who have criticised the club for opting against recruiting over the summer.

“It’s a great challenge for us to shut everyone up, really,” Dier said (via ESPN). “We’re going to enjoy that challenge. We’ve got a fantastic squad here, fantastic players throughout the team in every position.”

Liverpool have been particularly busy during the transfer window, filling the appropriate holes in their squad, while new Arsenal manager Unai Emery has freshened up his side.

But Dier believes those clubs haven’t sufficiently improved their squads.

“To strengthen it is not easy as well,” he added. “You can look at all the other teams around us – they might have signed players, but not many of those players that they’ve signed are better than the players they’ve already got.

“Obviously there are signings that have been made which are players of high quality, but in many cases I don’t believe that they’ve signed players that are better than they already have.”

Spurs began the new season with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park thanks to goals from Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli.

Fresh from winning the World Cup with France, Hugo Lloris played a starring role in Tottenham’s opening weekend win.

And Dier thinks Lloris’ World Cup medal makes him even more of an inspirational captain.

He said: “He’s someone that everyone in the squad looks up to – even more now. We look up to the quality he brings, the work ethic he brings, the attitude he brings. His style is a quiet style, but silence is sometimes deadly.”

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Lloris would have cautioned silence when discussing opposition squads and spending. Dier’s words will hopefully bring dire results at Anfield and Spurs’ temporary home.

  2. Keep on hoping strazza. You pool fans have been high on hopium since the 80s. It’s an evil drug. Gets you all peacocked and only let’s you down later. Liverpool are serial chokers. Just look at the champions league final. We smashed real twice with no remorse. You couldn’t do it once. Pathetic.

  3. Hi fool who you….. You not even capable of reaching a cl final let alone knockout rounds. Round robin matches seems very important to you so just stay in that part of the woods…… When you able to really challenge for a major trophy……. Come out of the woods….. Spurs are pretenders….. So chill….. Sickening even trying to COMPARE TO LIVERPOOL!

  4. 8 out of 9 recent finishes in terms PL don’t say that do they? When was the last time you challenged for a major trophy? Oh yeah I remember it was when slippy Gee fucked up and handed the league away with his own mitts. FYI no points for runners up medals eh. So much for klopp “even if i had the money I wouldn’t spend like that’ I’ll give him 18 months til he’s gone. How many finals does he need to throw away before you will realise. Expect the wheels to come off shortly after the honeymoon period dries up. Challenge city? Everton probably finish above you this year.

  5. Take a chill pill buddy. The last time we challenged for a major trophy would be barely 3 months ago. Such a shame that slipped through our fingers. Still remembers when slippy gee won us that trophy. Got me all peacocked as hell 🙂

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