Eric Dier has to play against Burnley, says Mourinho

Eric Dier of Tottenham

Eric Dier is poised to stand Burnley regardless of the debate surrounding his altercation with a Tottenham supporter.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho feels Eric Dier “has to play” in opposition to Burnley on Saturday, insisting the incident which noticed him run into the stands used to be “almost nothing”.

Dier is below scrutiny from a Football Association investigation after he entered the group to confront a supporter following Tottenham’s FA Cup fifth-round loss to Norwich City on Wednesday.

The England world climbed over rows of seats to method a fan who used to be interested in an incident along with his brother at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Spurs’ penalty shoot-out defeat.

Mourinho does no longer really feel the incident has impacted his participant’s mind-set forward of the shuttle to Turf Moor.

“What happened was clear, almost nothing happened,” Mourinho mentioned to Sky Sports.

“He is ready and I think he has to play.”

Mourinho added at his pre-match information convention: “It used to be precisely my feeling and my response.

“I’m a lot older than Eric and feature extra years in soccer and I used to be born a footballer’s son and grew up as a footballer’s supervisor. If I noticed one thing taking place with my son I’d do the similar. I wouldn’t suppose two seconds about doing the similar.

“As execs, from time to time we need to undergo tricky eventualities. And we now have to take a look at to deal with it, be a little bit bit fortunate that it’ll no longer occur the similar manner because it came about with Eric.

“But I believe everyone understands what came about. Everybody has an opinion. I’m glad that the soccer circle of relatives understands what came about. Let’s transfer on.

“About Eric being in the fitting mind-set to play, in fact. The simplest factor that issues is: to start with, that not anything truly giant came about. And secondly he performed so, so smartly within the ultimate two fits that in fact he’s going to play.

“He played two fantastic matches [at center-back], showed me things that I couldn’t imagine. I know what he can do in this position.”

Hugo Lloris is again in coaching after a groin harm and Mourinho hopes he’ll be capable to convey his captain again into the line-up.

He added: “Decision to be made after training. If you ask whether I am expecting him to play I say yes but I cannot confirm.”