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Tottenham defender Dier: Win-loss-win-loss pattern was playing on my mind

Eric Dier admits Tottenham's recent run of form was weighing on his mind.

With Sunday's win over West Ham United, Spurs finally broke the win-loss-win-loss pattern that had hung over their head for much of 2022.

Speaking after the match, Dier said: "It is very important [to end it], I can't hide that it has been weighing on my mind, it has been weighing on all of our minds and to end that now before the international break is really important for us and I think despite the result you can see that we have really improved a lot in the last couple of months.

"Even if you look at the Manchester United game and the Burnley game, they weren't the results we wanted but I think they were different performances to what you have seen before, and you can see [against West Ham] that our progression is really clear for everyone to see."

The victory over West Ham leaves Spurs sitting just four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal heading into the international break.

The Gunners have a game in hand but must play their north London rivals this season, with the cancelled fixture expected to be re-arranged for early May.

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