Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier that the players are enjoying the challenge of ‘shutting up’ the transfer critics. Spurs made no signings this summer but manager Mauricio Pochettino said that the club will be strong this season. The North London club began by defeating Newcastle 2-1 at St. James’ Park.
Eric Dier said, “It’s a great challenge for us to shut everyone up. We’re going to enjoy that challenge. We’ve got a fantastic squad here, with fantastic players in every position. To strengthen it is not easy. All the other teams around us might have signed players but not many of those are better than the players they’ve already got. If you’re trying to create a better atmosphere or give the team a boost then that’s cool, but we’ll find the same boost in a different way.
So we’re really happy, we’ve got a fantastic group. We really enjoy training together, playing together and being with each other. We’ll just continue to build on that. For the past three years we’ve been challenging the best teams in the country and last year we were challenging the best in the Champions League with the squad that we have here today. As the manager has said, we’re in a fight but we’re having to use different tools.
We’ve known that for the past three years and we have to try and compensate for what other clubs can do in different ways with our attitude, work ethic, desire and we have to try and compensate in those ways. It’ll make us better.”
Spurs will now lock horns with Fulham at Wembley on Saturday.