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Dier admits big team changes at Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier concedes it's been a summer of big changes.

Dier admits he'll miss former teammates Erik Lamela and Toby Alderweireld.

“Players who have been here a long time have left, there are new faces coming in and a new manager, so it definitely has the feeling that we're at the beginning of a new chapter," Dier told the club's website. "I think it's something to be very excited about.

“I look at it very positively, coming off the back of a couple of difficult seasons. It's early days, a lot of work to be done, relationships to be built, but I'm very positive about where things are at, very positive about the work we've put in so far.

“For me, it was a bit strange when Christian (Eriksen) and Jan (Vertonghen) left, because these are people I'd spent a lot of time with, even more so outside football. Now Toby and Coco have left as well. I've only known Tottenham with Coco! He was another guy I was close to.

“At the same time, we all know it's part of football. From a young age, we're used to it, and there are a lot of guys I'm still close to and we'll all also build new relationships, which is nice and refreshing as well. Changes are all part of football, part of life."

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