Eric Dier now calls Spurs ti­tle talk rather pre­ma­ture

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur mid­fielder Eric Dier does not see any side run­ning away with the Pre­mier League ti­tle this sea­son and says the gen­uine con­tenders will only be known af­ter the packed yearend sched­ule.

Tot­ten­ham, who fin­ished third last sea­son, were knocked out of the League Cup by Liver­pool on Tues­day but re­main the only un­beaten team in Eng­land’s top flight.

Spurs are cur­rently fifth, but just a point be­hind lead­ers Manch­ester City, af­ter nine games.

“There’s a long way to go,” Dier told Bri­tish me­dia. “I’m sure it will be very tight some­times and I’m sure there will be gaps at other times.

“It’s a bit pre­ma­ture to be talk­ing about this ... The Pre­mier League chops and changes and I’m sure it will come down to the wire.”

Dier said there would be a clearer picture of which teams would be com­pet­ing for the ti­tle af­ter English foot­ball’s hec­tic win­ter sched­ule.

“There are a lot of teams up and around chal­leng­ing, like our­selves. I think you will be able to tell af­ter we go into this very busy pe­riod now,” the 22-year-old added.

“From our ex­pe­ri­ence last sea­son, once you come out of the busy Christ­mas pe­riod, that’s where you can gauge bet­ter where every­one is. There are so many games now and once you come out of that, that’s when you can see who’s bet­ter pre­pared.”

Spurs host cham­pi­ons Le­ices­ter City, who are 12th, on Satur­day.

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Tot­ten­ham’s Eric Dier does not see too many teams run­ning away with the English Pre­mier ti­tle this sea­son. /

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