Three Lions and Spurs man Eric Dier aims to inspire every watching young boy or girl

In the lead up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we've been getting the thoughts of the England squad on just what it means to them to represent their country. Today, it’s Eric Dier…

Friday 01 Jun 2018
Eric Dier says he hopes to inspire the youngsters of England whenever he represents his country
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It’s the best thing you can do in football, to play for your country.

It’s a unique experience and a unique feeling, there’s nothing else like it and you don’t get the same feeling in any other type of football.

Eric Dier
  • Born: Cheltenham, 15 January 1994
  • Clubs: Sporting Lisbon, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Caps: U18, U19, U20, U21, Senior
  • Twitter: @ericdier
  • Instagram: @ericdier15

You’re representing your country and every little young boy or girl who one day dreams of playing for England themselves.

You’re the ones that the whole nation is cheering on, which is different to when you play for your club up and down the country.

Almost every little boy in England will be watching us at the World Cup and it’s up to us to try and inspire them.

And that’s something which I always try to do every single day, with both club and country, to represent yourself to the best of your ability.

Find out more about Eric Dier on his player profile page.

Dier is part of Gareth Southgate's squad heading to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this month

If you want to see the Three Lions in action against Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday, tickets are still on sale and also for the game with Costa Rica at Elland Road in Leeds on Thursday 7 June.

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