Dier going nowhere - Pochettino

Dier going nowhere - Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino does not believe it is important for Eric Dier to nail down a specific position in his Tottenham Hotspur side.

Spurs lined up with a three-man defence as part of a 3-4-2-1 system against Hull City on Wednesday night, which proved to be an immediate success.

"Absolutely no", Pochettino told reporters when questioned about the possibility of the 22-year-old leaving the club.

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be keen on Deli Alli and Eric Dier is allegedly on the radar of both Chelsea and Bayern Munich. He signed a contract after the Euros and showed his commitment to the club.

A knee injury to Toby Alderweireld saw the England worldwide moved back into a centre-half role for 10 games, while the player has also admitted to feeling the effects of a busy summer following England's disastrous Euro 2016 campaign. For me, it's a thing that's not important, the most important thing is that he's young and improving him today. It is good for us and the team that they start to score too.

"He is 22 years old and he's a player that arrived here at 19. I think that was working well".

"I never hear from him that he wasn't happy", he said.

"We try to play football and sometimes it is difficult because your opponents push you and it is hard to play in the way you normally want to play".

"It's not a moment to explain the different players that play in a different positons, but, the most important thing is to have the opportunity to play".

Pochettino admits he does not yet know what position Dier, who has played as a full-back, a centre-back and a midfielder, will eventually make his own. "He only missed one through injury - Sunderland - and then another against Manchester United". "His quality is that he can play in different positions - that's very important for every coach".

"This season we have played 16 games in Premier League, he was in the starting XI 14 times".

"This is a very tough period now".

The win keeps Totttenham within touching distance of the top four.