England and Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has revealed he is delighted at the opportunity to return to Portugal following the Three Lions' qualification for the semi finals of the Nations League.
Going into the final fixture of Group A4, the Three Lions needed a win against Croatia to top the group and earn a spot in the Nations League finals. The dream looked to be over when Andrej Kramaric put the visitors ahead, but two late goals secured England's place in the next round.
The knockout rounds of the competition will be held in Portugal, a place Dier knows particularly well. The Tottenham midfielder grew up in Portugal and started his professional career with Sporting CP.
At the prospect of returning to a country he calls home, Dier
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“That’s so important for their development. Not just as a footballer but as a man. He’s out of his comfort zone and he’s living by himself in a foreign country. Those experiences are important for you to grow as a person.”
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With nations such as France, Germany and Belgium missing out on a spot in the semi finals, England and Gareth Southgate will fancy their chances of bringing the trophy home from Portugal this summer.
Source : 90min