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Eric Dier believes his Tottenham future is at centre-half after making his first start in Jose Mourinho's backline in Wolves defeat Eric Dier made his first start in Jose Mourinho's backline in the defeat to Wolves The 26-year-old believes his future is at centre-back which is his natural position The majority of his international appearances have come as a holding midfielder He believes he has overcome injuries and ill health to cement a regular place

By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline

Published: 16:42 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 16:42 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Eric Dier believes his Tottenham future is at centre-half after Jose Mourinho started him in the position for the first time in his side's defeat to Wolves on Sunday.

Dier has primarily been used as a holding midfielder by club and country in recent years but insists his best position is in the centre of defence.  

The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries and ill health in previous campaigns but believes he is in a position to cement a regular starting place in the Spurs backline. 

Dier made his first start in Tottenham's backline against Wolves since Mourinho took charge

Dier made his first start in Tottenham's backline against Wolves since Mourinho took charge

The 26-year-old believes his best position is centre-back and sees his Spurs future in that role

The 26-year-old believes his best position is centre-back and sees his Spurs future in that role

'This year I've been fine, I haven't really had a problem health-wise, it's just getting game time really – other than that, from a health point of view, I think I've been okay this season,' he told the club's official website.

'That consistency of playing is

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