Eric Dier reveals he wants his ASHES scattered at Tottenham's stadium

Eric Dier reveals he wants his ASHES scattered at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium despite the defender being benched for the last six Premier League games by Jose Mourinho

  • Eric Dier revealed he wants his ashes scattered at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 
  • The centre-back has fallen way down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho 
  • Dier also admitted he has received ‘a few free fares’ from Spurs fan cab drivers 

Tottenham defender Eric Dier has bizarrely admitted he wants to have his ashes scattered at the club’s stadium.

The centre-back, who has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho over the last month, made the surprise admission during a Q&A with ES Magazine.

Dier has spent nearly seven years in north London having joined the club from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 – making 271 appearances in that time – but his recent form has taken a dip, with the defender being dropped for the last six Premier League games. 

Tottenham defender Eric Dier revealed where he would like to have his ashes scattered

The centre-back’s choice was the club’s £1billion arena the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

When the 27-year-old was asked where he would like to be buried, he responded: ‘I’d have my ashes scattered in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.’

The £1billion stadium was also the scene where Dier climbed into the stands after Tottenham’s FA Cup exit to Norwich as he raced to confront another supporter who had verbally abused him in front of his family following a penalty shootout loss. 

In a wide-ranging interview, Dier also revealed the benefits of being a Spurs first team player also means he has managed to claim a ‘few’ cab rides free of charge when driven by Tottenham fans. 

‘There’s a lot of Tottenham fans among the [Taxi] cab drivers. I’ve got a few free fares,’ he added.

He made headlines at the stadium last season after climbing into the stands to confront a fan

Dier has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and has missed the last six league games

His last league outing came in the 2-1 defeat to West Ham, with Mourinho since calling upon Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez in an attempt to revive the fortunes of his struggling back line. 

Earlier this season Dier – who has made 31 appearances in this campaign – including 21 starts in the league, launched a new app called Spotlas, which allows users to recommend their favourite restaurants. 

He said he was tired of being ‘pigeonholed’ as a footballer and wanted to make the most of his free time by delving into the business world. In his ES interview he spoke of another hobby and way to spend his time was building things out of Lego.

He put pen to paper on a new four-year deal last year, vowing to become a top defender

Dier, who was seen playing with the building blocks before last season’s Champions League last-16 home loss to Leipzig, called it a ‘peaceful’ activity.

‘I find making Lego very peaceful. I’ve got a lot of cars, cranes, motorbikes. The Land Rover Defender is my favourite piece of Lego and my favourite car.’

Born in the UK but raised by his family in Portugal, Dier came through the youth ranks at Lisbon, playing 31 times for his boyhood club before being snapped up by Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs. 

Last summer he agreed a new four-year deal with Spurs until 2024 – setting aims of becoming the best centre-back in the Premier League, developing under Mourinho and winning silverware. 

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