Eric Dier: Tottenham defender says he feels ‘too uncomfortable’ for family to attend away games

Eric Dier confronts fan in stands
Dier confronted a supporter in the stands subsequent Tottenham’s FA Cup reduction to Norwich in March 2020

Eric Dier says he feels “way too unpleasant” for his household to show up at absent matches and thinks supporter conduct in football is a “really serious trouble”.

He also unveiled abuse was aimed at his brother in Spurs’ 2-2 attract with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge very last month.

“[Fan behaviour] has surely received even worse,” Dier explained.

“For me it is a really serious dilemma. I had some household and close friends at the Chelsea absent sport with Tottenham and they had issues and stuff.

“I wished to emphasise it was both of those sets of lovers – I am not saying it is Chelsea lovers or Tottenham followers, it is soccer enthusiasts in basic.”

Previous season, the UK’s Football Policing Unit reported enthusiast ailment was “having even worse” and arrests at football matches throughout the top five English leagues have been at their greatest amounts in a long time.

Fears had been also elevated about safety at grounds soon after a selection of pitch invasions at the finish of final season with more durable steps introduced in to tackle admirer behaviour.

Dier, who was called up to the England squad for Nations League fixtures this thirty day period, explained he was ready to giggle off jokes from enthusiasts pursuing the incident in 2020 in which he climbed into the stands following a supporter experienced argued with his brother.

“We played Burnley soon after I went in the stands for the next absent video game and the Burnley lovers were being singing a song about my brother and I like that sort of issue – I find it pretty humorous,” Dier stated.

“But there are some matters I uncover very peculiar. It is not wonderful. My family members would in no way go to an absent game these days since of it – and that’s a shame that I sense way too uncomfortable for them to go to away game titles.

“This has been for a long time. My mum has not been to an absent video game. She would love to, but I would be apprehensive about it – and which is crazy, isn’t it?”

Dier is back again in the England squad possessing manufactured his past intercontinental visual appearance in November 2020 and he thinks he is playing at the “ideal degree” of his occupation many thanks to Tottenham manager Antonio Conte.

“I do not want to audio like a teacher’s pet but he [Conte] has performed a whole lot for me,” Dier stated.

“Tactically I have learnt a ton. Clearly there is a huge emphasis on it with him and I have learnt so much, different things tactically.

“He is the godfather of that system so I come to feel like with him you happen to be constantly mastering and evolving inside of that process, frequently adding new items.”

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