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Footballers work hard, don’t call us brats, says Eric Dier

ENGLAND Eric Dier has hit back at those who view footballers as fat, spoiled brats.

The Spurs ace, 28 today, told a podcast: “Being judged on the way I play football is not too much of a problem for me.


Tottenham star Eric Dier says footballers are harshly criticized and make mistakes like normal peopleCredit: Rex

“But I have a bigger problem with the way footballers are perceived.

“A 22-year-old boy can do one stupid thing and it will snowball.

“That doesn’t mean it’s right. If he did it a second time, I’d be, like, ‘Idiot’.

“But it’s normal for people of this age to make mistakes.”

Dier, who speaks Portuguese and raised capital for a restaurant app, said many of the players were smart and interesting.

He added: “You look at their cars – but they were the ones that, from the age of eight, were the most disciplined, the hardest working, the most committed.”

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