Stuart Pearce thinks Ange Postecoglou might consider offloading Eric Dier, the defender for Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs, who are presently four points behind league leaders Arsenal in the top four, have had a successful start to life under Ange Postecoglou.
The Australian manager has totally turned Spurs into an attacking, front-footed squad.
It’s safe to argue that several players who were important under previous managers have fallen out of favor this season as a result of the significant shift in approach.
Eric Dier is one player who has had difficulty getting minutes this season; in the Premier League, the Englishman has only made three appearances.
Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur
Ange may have decided to move on from him as a result of it. He’s been watching him for the past several months, and Van van Ven demonstrated that he can play in that role due to his pace in Tottenham’s high-court press, which leaves them extremely vulnerable at the back.
The athletes that do participate in the game must be comfortable playing one-on-one or two-on-two. He needs to have faith that the two mobile players at the core of his back line can withstand the pressure of a full-court press and the resulting exposure.
Eric Dier doesn’t owe Tottenham anything so he might view this as a good time to move on.”
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton FC – Premier League
Dier made a rare appearance in the league on Saturday as he came off the bench to replace the injured Cristian Romero in the 2-1 win over Everton.
Romero was forced off after feeling tightness in his hamstring but is likely to be available for Brighton on Thursday.
It’s no secret that Spurs are in the market for a new centre-back in January following Micky van de Ven’s injury.
It will be intriguing to see if Dier sticks around beyond the January window, with the £85,000-a-week defender’s contract set to run until the summer.