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Mixed emotions for Eric

Posted on 4 January 2016  - 13:03

Eric Dier branded Sunday’s draw at Everton as “two points dropped” but was anxious not to look at the result in isolation.


Dele Alli’s strike in first half stoppage time cancelled out Aaron Lennon’s opener for the Toffees at Goodison Park as we played some fantastic football without finding a way to get ourselves in front.

Harry Kane and Ben Davies both hit the woodwork in the first period but ultimately we came away from Merseyside disappointed with a share of the spoils.

Eric feels the players’ subdued mood after the game is indicative of the progress the team is making, but he said our record of 10 points from a possible 12 since last month’s 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle United is something to draw encouragement from.

“We’re disappointed because we dominated so much in the first half and they’ve had one chance and scored a good goal,” said the 21-year-old after our 1-1 draw with the Toffees.

“We feel like it’s two points dropped. We hit the post and the bar but that shows how things have changed because we come away to Everton and we’re disappointed to only draw.

“At the end of the day, you never want to lose a game but that Newcastle defeat set us on this run, woke us up a bit and got us going again.

“It was a negative to lose that day but a positive at the same time – it has really helped us and we’ve got three wins and a draw since then.

“If you’d have said to us before the Christmas fixtures that we’d get 10 points then I’m sure everyone would have been happy.”