Mauricio Pochettino puts faith in Eric Dier for central defensive role
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has backed Eric Dier to shine at centre-half if he is chosen to replace the injured Toby Alderweireld against Bayer Leverkusen.
Alderweireld was carried off on a stretcher during Saturday's draw against West Brom with what appeared to be pain in his knee, prompting fears the Belgian could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The problem, however, is not as serious as first feared, and Pochettino revealed ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie at the BayArena that the in-form defender could be back as early as next week.
The most likely replacement in... read more
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