Football Association has announced that Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier will captain England in their international friendly against Germany tomorrow, November 12 (GMT +8) at Wembley.
According to boss Gareth Southgate on the Football Association’s official website, Dier can understand the game well and plays with maturity and intelligence.
“Eric is an established player in the side now. He plays with maturity and intelligence. He understands the game really well. He is also a great role model. His approach to everything is very professional. He hardly ever misses a game and plays in an unselfish manner. I think he can be even more of a leader than he currently is and I am hoping giving him this reward and responsibility will also bring even more out of him as well. He has the respect of everybody because of the way he is. He connects well with the whole group. He is a really top professional.” Southgate stated
With the decision, the 23-year-old midfielder becomes the sixth player to wear the armband since the reign of Southgate, who replaced Sam Allardyce last year.
The players that captained England under Southgate were Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Gary Cahill, Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane.
Kane, who is recovering from a hamstring injury and will be out to the upcoming England friendlies, had the armband in the last game where England won 1-0 in Lithuania.
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