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Dier hoping injury problems are in the past

23rd April 2019, 15:54 by Nick Harris

After returning to the squad following his injury lay-off, Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier is hoping he is fit for good.

The midfielder is desperate to step back into the squad and help his team-mates push for a top-four finish as well as Champions League glory, where they face Ajax in the semi-finals.

The England ace has been out of the side since picking up a hip injury in March, whilst on international duty, and he only returned to the squad for the trip to Manchester City at the weekend - and he is delighted to finally be back.

He told Standard Sport: "There has been a lot of difficult moments

"Not being able to play and be part of the new stadium and Champions League quarter-finals, those moments are difficult to sit on the outside of.

"But that is football, that is the way it is. I think I have been very lucky so far with the amount of injuries that I have had and the amount of games that I have missed.

"Everyone has to go through a period like that and I was just on the outside supporting everyone. I am so happy with the way the season has gone so far.

"I am just really happy to be back. It has been a difficult four or five months. Hopefully, I am fit for good now, touch wood, and I can be available to help the team."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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