Maybe it's the legs, maybe it's the brain, but he spends an awful lot of games chasing shadows at DM. He's much better at CB, good size, fast enough for a CB, good range of longer passing and 90% of the time the play is in front of him.I really want him to be a DM but I cannot deny how well he organised, played out, and defended. Well done to him really.
Dier looks more like being the aggressor and bully in this partnership - he was a colossus tonight. Won everything against Antonio.People forget that Dier is only 26.
Centre backs don't hit their prime until late 20.
A Dier-Sanchez partnership could be similar in styles to Staam-Nesta at AC Milan, Staam (Sanchez) is the aggressor while Nesta (Dier) is the sweeper.