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Tottenham Hotspur fell to a second Premier League defeat in five days earlier this afternoon.
José Mourinho’s struggling team was well beaten by Leicester City in north London as they sank six points behind the league leaders.
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the visitors from the penalty spot after Serge Aurier dropped Wesley Fofana at halftime before Toby Alderweireld made matters worse by turning the ball into his own net on the hour.
Both Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko were the main disappointments from the Spurs perspective, but so was Eric Dier, who is usually a player that the ‘Special One’ has been able to rely heavily on in this term.
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Journalist Alasdair Gold was particularly critical in his post-match ratings for football, london, rating his performance a five out of ten, he said:
“He would have been caught by Maddison’s discarded goal. Again, some really sloppy moments in possession and hesitation on the ball, including giving Leicester a chance later. “
Indeed, the colossus of England, who wins around £ 85k per week At N17, it was a waste to the point of costing the Spurs dearly.
The 26-year-old lost possession 24 times, more than any other player on the field, through SofaScore.
Dier also made just 75% of his 92 passes, had 103 touches without any positive influence, and made just three of 14 of his 12 long ball attempts (21%), which practically returned possession to the Foxes.
Despite Brendan Rodgers’ team registering 12 of their 17 shots from inside the box, the longtime Spurs defender was only able to muster one inning and two blocks in the entire game.
the £ 27 million powerhouse really disappointed his manager, especially when he struggled to frustrate a player he should know very well in Jamie Vardy.
Dier made more mistakes than Alderweireld in that game.
– Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 20, 2020
Dier was lucky it was only a two-goal loss, as if James Maddison’s finish had counted, the spotlight would rightly have been on him, rather than Sissoko, Aurier or even Alderweireld.
Today was abysmal.
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