- May 5, 2004
Well, it may be something to do with actually playing a run of games. You cant get the same fitness as playing the games. Before then, he was playing a game here, a game there, never getting that match fitness.The weird thing is that he was awful for such a long time and then suddenly, just before the lockdown, the old Eric Dier reappeared with a completely different level of energy and drive. I can only assume that his illness brought him down very low and it took him a long time to get over it. Whatever, I'm really glad to have him back.
I’ll still never understand why players coming back from injury dont play U23 games like they used to in reserve football.