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Tottenham defender Dier disagrees with Mourinho over confidence slump

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier disagrees with manager Jose Mourinho regarding his confidence.

Mourinho had earlier spoken about Dier's recent performances and said the defender may be suffering from a lack of confidence.

However, the Englishman, who can play centre-back and central midfield, refuted his manager's claims.

"Confidence-wise I don't feel I have been in a bad place all season," he said, per Sky Sports.

"I have gone through periods where I have had low confidence in the past so I know what it feels like.

"I haven't felt that this season. The most important thing is the reality and people's perception versus reality can be different sometimes.

"I am talking about football in general. We have gone through a difficult moment but it is important to keep things in context.

"I have been happy with my level for the majority of the season. There has been a dip in it which correlates with the team in general and the performances in general.

"I don't think my confidence has been in a negative place where it has been in previous times."

He added: "I always say I am a big boy. This is a ruthless profession. I focus on doing the best I can, every time I get an opportunity, I always try to be the best version of myself in training, try to improve constantly and then in games.

"I know I can have good games and bad games but I am always relaxed because I always give everything I have.

"Everything in the outside does not affect me because I am confident in myself and confident that I always try to give the best of myself. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it goes bad but my effort never changes."

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