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England’s Eric Dier hits back at people who view footballers as thick, spoiled brats


ENGLAND’S Eric Dier has hit back at those who view footballers as thick, spoiled brats.

The Spurs ace, 28 today, told a podcast: “Being judged on how I play football I don’t have a problem with too much.

Tottenham star Eric Dier says footballers get harshly criticised and make errors like normal people

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Tottenham star Eric Dier says footballers get harshly criticised and make errors like normal peopleCredit: Rex

“But I have a bigger problem with the way footballers are perceived.

“A 22-year-old boy can do one stupid thing and it will snowball.

“That’s not to mean it’s right. If he did it a second time I’d be, like, ‘You idiot’.

“But it’s normal for people that age to be making mistakes.”

Dier, who speaks Portuguese and has raised capital for a dining app, said many players were intelligent and interesting.

He added: “You look at their cars — but they were the ones that from eight years old were the most disciplined, the most hard-working, the most committed.”

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