Dier to start vs Bournemouth after Mourinho embarrassed him with early sub

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO will give a vote of confidence to Eric Dier by including him in his starting XI against Bournemouth today.The new Tottenham boss caused a major shock on Tuesday when he substituted the England international – bringing on Christian Eriksen after just 29 minutes of the Champions League match against Olympiakos.2 Jose Mourinho will start Eric Dier vs Bournemouth as he tries to make amends to the midfielder for hooking him early against OlympiakosSpurs were 2-0 down at the time but battled back to win 4-2.But a source close to Mourinho confirmed Dier was in the the Portuguese coach’s team to face Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.He stressed Mourinho was a big fan of the player, who can play in defence or as a holding midfielder.After the match on Tuesday, Mourinho went to great lengths to explain his treatment of Dier was nothing personal.Mourinho said: “The most difficult moment of the game was not when they scored the first two goals, it was when I made the change in the first half.””It hurt the player but also myself. It’s not easy for him or me.”It’s important that the player understands, and I was lucky my choice was a very intelligent boy who has very good understanding of what the team is, because I did it for the team.”It was not about his performance, but what the team needs.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”We are losing 2-0, in a very difficult situation in that moment, and I felt that one positional midfield player was enough.”I thought I needed a second creative player who could play with Dele Alli in what I call an open triangle, and not with a closed triangle with two deeper midfielders.”I apologise to Eric, but he knows I did it for the team and not to hurt him. I think the fans understood too.” 2Jose Mourinho says he would not swap the Spurs manager’s job for any other in the worldlast_img

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