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Tottenham defender Dier: Players 100% behind Nuno

Tottenham defender Eric Dier insists the players are fully behind manager Nuno.

Dier says they showed the right character for victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

“The way we reacted to the 1-1 was really important," Dier told the London Evening Standard. “We maybe could have started the second half better, it is something we still need to improve on but the reaction to the 1-1 was fantastic and we really put our foot on the gas and created a lot of chances and got the goal.

“100 per cent we believe [in the manager's plan]. We have to keep calm. We had a tough couple of weeks under difficult circumstances. We were missing a lot of players, we went to Crystal Palace – injuries, sending offs, we really lost our balance there – and then we had two disappointing results.

“The Chelsea result did not reflect the game at all, we performed really well, especially in the first half and then the Arsenal game we were very disappointing. It's early days, I think the performance yesterday was the best of the season and that shows a real reaction from the players. The players needed to show that reaction.

“For me it doesn't really matter [about the circumstances], as players we have to perform and there are some levels you can't drop below and we definitely did last weekend and that has noting to do with the manager."

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