Eric Dier has some harsh words for Ander Herrera

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Eric Dier had some strong words for Ander Herrera after England’s 2-2 draw with Spain.

The Three Lions let a 2-0 lead slip in injury time, but that wasn’t the only source of the Tottenham midfielder’s frustration.

His Manchester United counterpart appeared to elbow him before Dier chased after him demanding an explanation, and it seems tensions hadn’t died down after the game.

“I don’t care if someone kicks me or something like that but I’ve made a pass and it was a long time afterwards…he’s elbowed me in the face and I just can’t see why. For me, it’s just ridiculous,” Dier told Sky Sports.

“I don’t mind people kicking each other at times and stuff but that’s just dirty and not needed.

“He’s saying he didn’t do it but I think it’s pretty clear. If you watch it, I think it’s pretty clear what he did and I can feel it on my cheek now. So I know what he did, and I don’t like that kind of stuff.

“It’s okay. It’s just football. These things happen. But I don’t know why he did it, to be honest. That’s why I was angry. It was just strange and it’s not nice.”

Spurs face United at Old Trafford in just under a month, with Dier adding:

“I don’t need him to apologise. I’ll see him soon.”


Iago Aspas and Isco got the goals for the visitors after Adam Lallana and Jamie Vardy had given England a two-goal advantage.

Interim boss Gareth Southgate is still set to be rewarded with a permanent contract having overseen a 3-0 win over Scotland in the recent World Cup qualifier.

England have been showing plenty of positive signs since he took over from Sam Allardyce in late September, but he will no doubt be disappointed with their defensive lapses against an under-strength Spain side.

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