July 22, 2022
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Dier also enjoyed a strong end to the season, helping Spur to finish fourth, but again he is not included in this England Nations League squad.

“Again, I agree Eric has played very well for Spurs,” Southgate said of the centre-back.

“We know Eric. We also don’t know some of these younger ones. So we thought those were good matches to learn more about those. Eric obviously plays in the middle of a three, it’s a very specific position that he plays, and the team was excellent at the end of the season.

“So we can play well with a three, we can play well with a four, we have the cover to do either of those things in the next few weeks.

“But he is definitely on our minds. But right now we can’t give everyone the time on the pitch that we’d like. And we felt that the investment of time in Fikayo, Marc, Ben White in particular, those younger guys, ahead of Eric for this camp, would be more valuable to us.

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