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It's non-stop in midfield - Eric

Posted on 19 August 2015  - 05:00

Eric Dier has explained some of the differences he’s working on after his switch of position.

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The versatile defender has added another string to his bow by lining-up in a holding midfield role so far this season.

Eric, who switched between central defensive and right-back duties last term, also opened the scoring in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Stoke.

“First of all it’s body shape, I try to make sure I’m always side on to the play so I can always see what’s behind me,” said Eric.

“When you play right-back or centre-back, everything is in front of you, that’s easier than when you are in the middle. That’s something I’m working on.

“It’s a bit more non-stop in midfield. At centre-back, there will be times where you don’t touch the ball or the ball is away from you for a long time but in midfield, you have to concentrate for the whole time.

“There is a different demand on your body in midfield.  Every position is different, you use your body in different ways and the football in different ways. It’s just about adjusting.”