Dier hopeful of progression despite ‘erratic’ Spurs showing

Date published: Thursday 16th February 2017 8:25

Eric Dier insists Tottenham are still very much involved in the Europa League, although he did admit disappointment with their 1-1 defeat to Gent.

The Premier League side now face a battle to turn the round of 32 tie around in the second leg at Wembley, but Dier has promised fans a better performance on home soil.

“We did show more aggression than Saturday against Liverpool,”he told BT Sport. “I don’t think we created enough chances to win.

“In the first half, they were the better of the two sides but after half-time we were better until the goal. It stopped us in our tracks. We could not get going again. They sat back and we could not get the away goal.

“When you go a goal down, you want to give everything to get back into the game. Maybe we were erratic at times and could have been a bit calmer and waited for our chance. That is something for us to work on.

“I don’t see why we cannot turn it around. This team gave everything against us, we did that but lacked a bit of quality. At home we will be better.”

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