Eric Dier has returned to Tottenham and will therefore miss England’s Nations League match against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

The Spurs defender played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Belgium and looked in line to keep his place against the Danes.

However, Dier has been complaining about a minor hamstring injury and hasn’t been included in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for the Three Lions’ third game in seven days.

It’s too early to know whether Dier could be an early doubt for West Ham on Sunday, or it’s just precaution, but it won’t please Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who recently called for international managers to protect his players following their hectic start to the campaign.

Dier has been a regular in the centre of Tottenham’s defence this term, playing all 360 minutes in the Premier League, making six appearances in total.

Teammate Harry Kane has recovered from a recent muscle problem and is expected to captain the side on his return to the starting XI, but Harry Winks has also been left out of the squad.



  1. This is typical England training methods, and has been a trait over the last 4 decades, as their methods have been questioned by most old 1st Division and Premier league clubs.
    Every manager/coach hates it when their players are picked for England. And if any of you remember, the training staff were temps, they were loaned out by there parent clubs to assist the England set-up when required.
    Sorry, the jury still out for Southgate, but how many “Yes men” out there to replace him?


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