Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur last night was insulted by fan from the fan stand during the FA Cup round of 16 clash. Norwich who planted to the bottom of the English Premier League table, they shocked seventh place Tottenham Hotspur as they eliminated them on penalties.
Jose Mourinho and his troops has been eliminated in almost all the club competirions they are conpeting for. they were knocked out in the Carling Cup last year under the supervision of former manger Mauricio Pochetino. They are presently on the verge of living the Champions League after they were beaten in the first leg of the round of 16 at home.
The worst happened last night as the only cup they can really compete for which is the FA Cup they were knocked out on penalty shoot out. They started the game very well but was not able to hold on till the end of the 90 minutes of the game. They were the first to find the back of the net with Jan Vertonghen scoring from Giovani Lo Celso pass.
They headed to the first half of the game with a one goal lead advantage. Things changed when Norwich came back into the game with just 12 minutes left to play. Norwich forward Josip Drmic leveled scores for the visitors as the 90 minutes of the game came to an end. Tottenham was forced to play an extra 30 minutes which ended still in a stalemate which left them with penalties.
Eric Dier was the first to play the penalty and he scored, Kenny McLean was the first to play for the visitors and it was saved. Giovani lo Celso and Eric Dier were the only two that was able to score their penalty kicks. Erik Lamela, Troy Parrott, and January signing Gedson Fernandes all missed their own kicks. only Kenny McLean’s kick was saved by the Spurs goalie.
Adam Uche Idah, Marco Stiepermann and Todd Cantwell all scored to make the scores 3-2 on penalties handing the victory to Norwich. Immediately after the match England international Eric Dier was spotted running to the fan stand, he jamped over the seats running towards a fan. it was gathered that the fan had issulted him.
Video on social media shows Dier running and jumping over the pitchside barriers into the stand at the end of the game. He makes a quick move towards a fan, he jumped over seats until he reached the top row of seats in front of the hospitality boxes.
Another video shows him being restrained by fans and security, while shouting “he’s my brother”. He is then led away by security with his arm around a fan. Eric Dier’s brother was in the stand as well and hw was sure not not happy with the situation, was eventually held back by stewards.
Mourinho on Eric Dier’s Attitude:
Speaking about what happened, Totteham manager Jose Mourinho said: “I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do.” “I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player. The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed.
“This person insulted Eric, the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation.” On the prospect of the club taking action against Dier, Mourinho said: “If the club does that I will not agree, but he did wrong.
“The incident happened in the area behind the dugouts, which is a corporate section, and Mourinho criticized it for not housing “real Tottenham fans”.He added: “The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel, of course some are Tottenham fans.