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Eric Dier has perfected the art of the ‘letting him know you’re there early’ brutal tackle

David Luiz was the unlucky recipient this time

You will hear it on Sunday league pitches across the land.

‘Let him know you’re there early’, the part-time manager/only organised person on the team will shout.

Of course what he means by this is find your opposite number as quickly as you can and tackle him with such force that he knows your there by the fact his leg is twisted in three places.

He’s not faking it

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He’s not faking it

Eric Dier has taken this Sunday league tradition and adapted it to elite football.

It’s all part of his new role as Spurs’ midfield shithouse.

This time it was David Luiz who was the unlucky recipient of a Dier smash with barely 10 minutes on the clock at Stamford Bridge.

This turned out to be a thumping tackle

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This turned out to be a thumping tackle

With Harry Kane barely even taking his seat to watch the game, Dier had lined up Luiz as he was about to spray the ball out wide.

With little intention to make the ball in time, Dier crunched Luiz’ right leg as the Brazilian followed through, leaving him in what can only be described as a crumpled heap on the turf.

Luiz’ knee was put into a position which was not natural and he limped off the pitch for treatment before gingerly returning.

Siri show me a crumpled heap

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Siri show me a crumpled heap

But this isn’t Dier’s first offence of such kind.

He’s getting a bit of a reputation for himself as England and Spurs’ reducer, and we like what we see.

Remember way back in October when Dier tackled Sergio Ramos into next week on international duty?

We call that making glorious music.


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