The phrase 'future star' is a term that is used far too much when it comes to the England team.
However, when referring to Tottenham defender Eric Dier, the label is very much justified.
Find out why by scrolling down this page.
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Already in his limited time in a Tottenham jersey, the English centre-back has already shown the England faithful what he's capable of in terms of versatility and his wide range of abilities.
Whether it's; operating as a fullback, a backs to the wall centre half or even a centre midfielder for the first game of the new season at Old Trafford.
Dier is a class act
Dier played whatever role asked of him and shown real professionalism. He even temporarily played as a striker in Spurs' opening match of last season and scored away to West Ham. A real signal of intent to Roy Hodgson it seems.
Dier's one trait that stands him out above everyone is his versatility - it really just can't be understated how important that trait is to the modern game - especially with England's real lack of it, compared to their European counterparts.
Dier's versatile game can not only prove to be useful for England's back up options, but also for the defender himself to improve his own game. For example, if the young centre-back was to potentially practice the centre midfield role regularly, he'd pick up capabilities lots of centre-backs don't possess: composure on the ball.
Along with his already solid showings in the Spurs defence, the middle of the park experience will mature him, like a fine wine.
Not only that, his experience playing as a full back will also teach him valuable lessons in fitness, crossing ability and an attacking mind set.
Dier must learn and pick up new skills from these rotations. If he were to do this, he could definitely become an unbelievable asset for the Three Lions. Keep watching Roy.
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