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Dier hails Spurs pal Hojbjerg: Fantastic impact on and off pitch

Tottenham defender Eric Dier has hailed the impact of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this season.

Tottenham have the best defensive record in the division and have only conceded two goals in their past seven games, with Hojbjerg and midfielder partner Moussa Sissoko providing a vital screen for the back four - at times playing more like a back six.

"He's had a fantastic impact on the team, on and off the pitch, very professional," Dier, who has occupied a place at centre-back since Hojbjerg's arrival, told BBC Sport.

"He's a great example to follow off the pitch and on the pitch, he has so much quality with and without the ball.

"He's brought a lot of character and a lot of strength to that position. The same goes for Moussa - the two of them do a fantastic job in making everyone else's job easier."

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