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Tottenham star Eric Dier names 'sneaky' former Chelsea rival Diego Costa as his favourite opponent as he reveals the striker would PINCH him... and says derbies in Portugal are bigger than Arsenal v Spurs Tottenham's Eric Dier has revealed he enjoyed playing against Diego Costa Dier said the former Chelsea star was 'sneaky' and would often 'pinch you'   He also claimed Sporting Lisbon v Benfica was the fiercest derby he's played in Speaking on A League of Their Own, he said he feared fans would 'go after him'  

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 08:00 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 08:32 BST, 10 September 2020

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Tottenham defender Eric Dier has admitted he enjoyed going up against former Chelsea forward Diego Costa - and claimed the controversial Spanish star would sometimes pinch him. 

Speaking as a panellist on Sky show A League of Their Own, the England international called Costa 'sneaky' but relished winding him up during London derbies against the Blues. 

Dier played against Costa in 'The Battle of the Bridge', one of the most intense derby games in recent memory as Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham in 2016 in dramatic to hand Leicester City the Premier League title. 

Tottenham's Eric Dier has revealed Diego Costa was his favourite opponent to play against

Tottenham's Eric Dier has revealed Diego Costa was his favourite opponent to play against

He said he enjoyed giving stick to ex-Chelsea forward Costa, who he described as 'sneaky'

He said he enjoyed giving stick to ex-Chelsea forward Costa, who he described as 'sneaky'

Speaking on A League of Their Own, he said the Lisbon Derby was fiercer than Spurs v Arsenal

Speaking on A League of Their Own, he said the Lisbon Derby

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