Eric Dier has called on Tottenham to improve on five different aspects of their game after Friday night’s 2-2 draw against Everton.
Taking the lead through Harry Kane’s goal after Michael Keane failed to clear Tanguy Ndombele’s cross, Everton turned the game on its head with a double from former Spurs man Gylfi Sigurdsson.
However, Kane was once again in the right place to profit from some more poor play from the hosts as he hit his 21st goal of the season to salvage a point for Tottenham.
Speaking to Spurs TV after the game on Merseyside, Dier was very honest in his assessment of the performance as he stated that he should have done better to try and close down Seamus Coleman’s cross which saw Sigurdsson net his second of the night.
As well as reflecting on what he should have done better, the England international also named five areas where the team need to improve on if they are to get back on track and ultimately save Jose Mourinho’s job.
“I think we did well to come back from 2-1 down. We’re happy with that, disappointed with the goals we conceded,” said the 27-year-old.
“We have to do better with two cutbacks on the edge of the box and we all need to deal better with that in a collective.
“The second one I need to do better on the side to stop the cross and collectively we need to do better defensively.
“We did well to get back in the game. I thought at times we played really well when we got into a flow and it sort of came and went throughout the game I feel.”
Not on their game for large parts of the match at Goodison, Dier has called on the squad to be at their best for longer periods.
“I thought we started the second half well and we were on the front foot for about 10-15 minutes of the first half, then they got into the game and obviously got the goal and we upped it again,” he explained.
“We need to do better at keeping a higher level more consistently because we didn’t.”
He added: “It’s a tough place to come and play, everyone finds it tough here. They are a good side with a lot of quality, very well organised defensively, so you know it’s going to be a tough game here.
“I think we showed character at times and at times we need to show more on the ball and defensively be a bit braver.
“We need to keep going and keep working on those things and finish the season as strongly as possible.”