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Dier: "We work hard, we have character and we'll keep pushing"

Posted on 28 November 2016  - 11:45

Eric Dier had a rallying call after Saturday night’s Bridge of sighs.

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The England international was able to take positives from a jarring 2-1 loss after we’d played so well in the first half and led against Chelsea.

Defeat ended our unbeaten start in the Premier League - at 12 matches, the run is the joint-second best in the Club’s history.

The result also means our record after 13 matches is exactly the same as last season.

“Okay, we didn’t want to lose against anyone, let alone Chelsea, but that’s done now,” said Eric, who lined-up in central defence alongside Jan Vertonghen.

"We can’t kick ourselves too much and we have to be ready for Swansea next week (we face Swansea at the Lane on Saturday). We have to keep pushing, keep trying to improve and try to reach the level we can.”

Below: Eric speaks to Spurs TV at Chelsea

 


After the hammer blow of a Champions League exit in midweek, we dictated the first half against the team now back on top of the league, with seven straight wins.

Christian Eriksen fired us in front but Pedro levelled a minute before half-time and Victor Moses completed the turn around six minutes into the second half.

“We showed fantastic character to start the way we did after what has happened in recent weeks in the Champions League,” added Eric.

“It’s a matter of us playing like that for 90 minutes, turning draws into wins and seeing out results, that’s massive for us.

“We work hard, we’re committed, we have a lot of character and we showed that against West Ham last weekend. We just need to be more consistent.”