Eric Dier says that manager Mauricio Pochettino has had a major effect in improving the homegrown players at the club.
Tottenham have had a huge influx of young English players coming into the first-team over the last 12 months. They have had a major influence on the proceedings and this has directly resulted in the club challenging for the league title after a long time. The effect of Tottenham’s homegrown players has even spread into the England national team. Harry Kane and Dele Alli played a starring role in the 3-2 victory for England against archrivals Germany in a friendly game.
It must be important to note that England were trailing 2-0 when the game changed completely at the hands of these two Tottenham stars. They have also been extremely effective in the club’s challenge for the domestic title. There were several players in the England team against Germany who were coached by Pochettino. They included the current Tottenham stars – four names – followed by Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana, who played under the Argentine during his stint at Southampton. Other players who have made an impact at England level after being coached by Pochettino include Calum Chambers, Ryan Mason, and Luke Shaw.
“We really enjoyed it and I think all four of us put in a good performance. I am really happy for Danny Rose because I think it’s a long time coming, really. For me, he has been the best left-back in the Premier League this season so I am really happy he got his chance [to play for England].Obviously we have to be thankful for our manager as well, for being able to put us in this position by giving us a chance at our club and improving us,” said Dier, who has made three appearances for the national team since his debut in 2015.