• Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

Eric Dier runs down tunnel: Tottenham defender says ‘nature used to be calling’

Eric Dier runs down tunnel: Tottenham defender says ‘nature used to be calling’
Eric Dier
Dier re-emerged to attain the first penalty in the shootout

“Would possibly maybe well presumably maintain to you may want to even maintain purchased to, you may want to even maintain purchased to head.”

Jose Mourinho can maintain chased after many gamers in his managerial profession – but surely by no draw for the map he sprinted after Eric Dier on Tuesday.

Within the 77th minute of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup tie in opposition to Chelsea, with Spurs 1-0 down, defender Dier with out warning raced off the pitch and headed straight down the tunnel.

Supervisor Mourinho trigger off in hot pursuit and TV cameras internal Tottenham Hotspur Stadium confirmed the supervisor disappearing into the changing room seconds after the defender.

So what could presumably maintain brought on Dier to head away the field with appropriate over 10 minutes supreme in a cup tie his team were shedding?

“All people can factor in!” a grinning Dier acknowledged after the game.

“I am OK but that used to be a first for me. There used to be nothing I could attain about it and whenever you happen to could even maintain purchased to head, you may want to even maintain purchased to head. Some stuff you shall be ready to’t stop.

“I make no longer know if Jose understood what I used to be doing to delivery out with. I told Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Toby Alderweireld as I used to be going off, I simply needed to head.

“I used to be combating abdominal cramps, it had purchased too tainted.”

Duly relieved, Dier emerged relief on to the pitch a pair of minutes later, adopted by Mourinho, who used to be additionally a bit less frantic.

Dier added: “Jose wasn’t pleased but there used to be nothing I could attain about it, nature used to be calling.”

Fortunately for Dier, team-mate Erik Lamela equalised with seven minutes left and his aspect progressed on penalties.

Dier, who uncared for a penalty as Spurs were knocked out by Chelsea in a shootout in the 2019 semi-finals of this competition, used to be the first dwelling participant to step up for the space-kicks and he coolly transformed.

‘I understood what used to be occurring – I went to try to salvage it happen faster’

The victory meant the supervisor used to be in a significantly better mood to focus on the lavatory incident afterwards.

“What befell to Eric Dier is no longer traditional, I if truth be told favor to praise him in a varied draw,” acknowledged Mourinho.

“It must restful be forbidden for a participant to play two games in 48 hours at this stage [after he played against Newcastle on Sunday]. What he did is no longer human to attain.

“He needed to head – he had no desire. Per chance it is a normal component whenever you happen to are fully dehydrated, which is the case. I needed to position stress on him to salvage relief but he’s a terrific instance for all people.”

Spurs completed Newcastle on Sunday and Chelsea on Tuesday, but proceed their exhausting fixture agenda by dealing with Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League on Thursday adopted by a day out to Manchester United on Sunday.

Mourinho acknowledged: “When Dier went off I understood directly what used to be occurring, I went there to try to salvage it happen faster, to position stress on him.

“It’s some distance a of his bodily bid, he had no energy in his muscles. I make no longer desire to mediate that we now maintain any other week adore this one.

“If the authorities don’t care about gamers, I care.”

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