Son-Lloris bust-up is ‘healthy’ and fights hap­pen all the time, says Dyer

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Premier League - By Luke Ed­wards

Kieron Dyer, the for­mer Eng­land in­ter­na­tional who was sent off for fight­ing with New­cas­tle team-mate Lee Bowyer, says there are still punch-ups on train­ing grounds and be­lieves they are a nat­u­ral by-prod­uct of a com­pet­i­tive dress­ing room.

Speak­ing af­ter the clash be­tween Son He­ung-min and Hugo Lloris dur­ing Tot­ten­ham’s win over Ever­ton, Dyer said: “The fact Jose [Mour­inho] de­scribed it as ‘beau­ti­ful’ tells you ev­ery­thing. It’s healthy and when you have 25 or 30 young men to­gether in a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment, it’s go­ing to hap­pen.”

Dyer missed an FA Cup semi-fi­nal against Manch­ester United af­ter his red card in 2005.

“There were fights on the train­ing ground or in the dress­ing room at ev­ery sin­gle club I played for,” said Dyer, who also played for Ip­swich Town, West Ham, QPR and Mid­dles­brough. “Not once did it lead to a last­ing prob­lem, either in terms of team spirit or be­tween those in­volved. It re­ally does hap­pen all the time. As for the Bowyer fight, we are still friends now. The two of us were fine al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards.”

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