Antonio Conte explains why Tottenham ace Eric Dier does not get rotated much
Dier has played the full 90 minutes of all nine Premier League games so far for Conte. He has also started all four Champions League games, only getting substituted in the last match against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Now, while speaking to the press, the Italian boss was asked about the rotation for the England international. In the interview as quoted by Football. London, this is what the boss had to say:
“There are specific roles that is very, very difficult to make rotation. I think that position, the central defenders, is very very important. I think he is playing a really good season. In that position, we can use also Cristian Romero, Sanchez could play, but if I have the possibility and the player give me the availability and tell me that he recovered energy, there are positions in the team that it is better to continue to play.”
Fans could hardly have any complaints about the 28-year-old. He has simply been fantastic at the back for his side and this also earned him a call-up to the national team.
While other centre-backs in Davinson Sanchez, Clement Lenglet and Cristian Romero have all been rotated for games, Dier has maintained his place as a regular in the team.
The 28-year-old was at fault for the first goal that Frankfurt scored last Wednesday, but he kept his cool and saw the rest of the game without making any errors. Spurs ultimately won the game 3-2.
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Despite his error, he is unlikely to be dropped from the team. The 28-year-old is in contention to start the game against Everton this Saturday and will hope to walk away with all three points and a clean sheet.