Eric Dier believes he could make England’s World Cup squad for the Qatar match later this 12 months – because the defender thrives in Antonio Conte’s again three for Tottenham
‘That is a transparent goal of mine,’ mentioned Dier, 28. ‘I might by no means shrink back from that. I need to be there. It is simply as much as me taking part in one of the best I can. Take every little thing from final season and kick on.
‘That is all I can deal with, give myself each alternative and don’t have any regrets in the way in which I do every little thing main as much as the subsequent England squad and World Cup and see what occurs.
Tottenham star Eric Dier is set to play his manner into World Cup rivalry with England
Dier believes the thrilling new daybreak underneath boss Antonio Conte (left) can assist him attain Qatar
‘There’s nothing fairly like a World Cup. It was an unbelievable time and I would like to be part of one other one.’ Dier was a hero in 2018. His was the profitable penalty as England ended their shootout hoodoo by beating Colombia.
‘It is an awesome reminiscence for me,’ he mentioned. However virtually two years have handed because the final of his 45 caps and 16 months since his final worldwide name up.
He missed Euro 2020, has but to win a recall regardless of his consistency final season as Spurs certified for the Champions League, and Gareth Southgate will title just one squad earlier than choosing 26 gamers for Qatar.
‘I am stunned he wasn’t concerned on the finish of the season,’ mentioned former Spurs and England centre-half Ledley King, on ambassadorial duties through the pre-season journey to South Korea.
Nearly two years have handed since his final cap and 16 months since his final England name up
‘He is performing effectively in aspect. His purpose will likely be to attempt to make the squad, little question. There is no motive why he cannot. Lacking out on the Euros he got here again motivated to do effectively and we noticed the season he had.’
Dier thrived within the coronary heart of Antonio Conte’s back-three, the identical form favoured by England in current video games.
‘I am studying a system underneath him right here and I feel it is his system, he is one of the best at it,’ mentioned Dier. ‘There are such a lot of issues I can enhance on and get higher underneath him. There’s much more to return from that system and supervisor.’
Conte is getting ready for his first full season in cost and already has 5 new recruits with Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Clement Lenglet.
Dier and his team-mates (above) are exhausting at work on a pre-season tour in Seoul, South Korea
Dier mentioned: ‘I am so blissful on a person — and I feel I can communicate on a collective stage as effectively — everybody is basically pleased with how the summer season has gone.’
Dier was speaking after assembly with native kids to help the Childfund Korea mission, an occasion squeezed between two robust coaching periods within the sticky warmth.
The second of Conte’s periods was open to six,000 followers, most sporting white Son Heung-min No 7 shirts, contained in the Seoul World Cup Stadium the place Spurs face a Ok-League all-star aspect on Wednesday.
Perisic, injured on the finish of final season, didn’t participate as he’s not but match sufficient for ball work and Dejan Kulusevski got here off early, seemingly troubled by a calf muscle downside.