DIER WANTS INGS UN­DER CON­TROL Eric de­ter­mined to snuff out Eng­land pal’s threat

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Paul Lam­bert’s side have scored 11 goals in 21 league games ERIC DIER is aim­ing to put one over on his close pal Danny Ings tonight.

The pair were team-mates for Eng­land Un­der-21s, but now go head-to-head at White Hart Lane.

Tot­ten­han de­fender Dier ad­mits in-form Burn­ley striker Ings is the man to watch.

The teams drew 1-1 at Turf Moor last Mon­day, but Dier is con­fi­dent Spurs will win the re­play to set up a fourth-round home clash with Le­ices­ter.

Dier, 20, said: “Danny Ings is a mas­sive threat and he’s prob­a­bly their most dan­ger­ous player. I’M WATCH­ING OUT FOR YOU: Eric Dier sees Danny Ings as a big threat Harry Kane, who started the cam­paign as third-choice for­ward but is now a key player.

Kyle Walker in­sists Kane will not get car­ried away, de­spite scor­ing 17 goals in 27 ap­pear­ances this sea­son.

The full-back said: “Harry’s head is not go­ing to run away. He’s a down-to-earth guy and he’s pro­fes­sional.

“Noth­ing has changed. He is still the same per­son. There might come a time when Harry doesn’t score for a few games and peo­ple will ask why, and what has changed about his game.

“You have to be men­tally strong and I think he has the men­tal strength to cope.”

Mid­fielder Scott Ar­field in­sists Burn­ley won’t be sav­ing them­selves for a rel­e­ga­tion six-pointer.

Sean Dy­che’s men could have done with­out a trip to the cap­i­tal in be­tween vi­tal home league games against QPR and Crys­tal Palace.

But Ar­field says the re­play is not a dis­trac­tion from the main business of stay­ing in the Premier League.

The Scot, whose won­der goal set up a 2-1 win over QPR to lift Burn­ley out of the bot­tom three, said: “It’s not a game that is go­ing to get in the road in any shape or form.

“We are look­ing for­ward to Palace, but there is another game in the way of that and it’s one we are go­ing to try to win.

“It’s not any less of a game than the one against QPR. It’s the FA Cup and you never know where it can take you.”

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