Eric Dier has revealed Jose Mourinho once told him ‘you’ve been s*** in training’ in a bid to motivate him.
Football fans will get to know exactly what the Tottenham manager is like with the release of Amazon’s All or Nothing documentary out today.
And Dier has now explained how Mourinho doesn’t sugar coat his true feelings when giving his verdict on a player’s performances.
At the end of last season Dier was handed a four-game ban after confronting a fan in the stands following their FA Cup defeat to Norwich.
Dier returned for the club’s final game of the campaign against Crystal Palace but it seems he was lucky to make an appearance with Mourinho not rating his efforts in training in the build up.
Mourinho walked up to Dier and said: “You’ve been s*** in training since your suspension. Do you want to play this weekend?”
“Of course I want to play,” Dier replied.
“Yeah, well you’ve been s*** since you got suspended,” Mourinho continued before walking off.
“I felt like I knew what he was doing,” Dier told The Athletic.
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“He was just giving me a kick up the a** before the final game. Those kind of things trigger you.”
The new Spurs documentary is expected to show Mauricio Pochettino’s exit, Dier’s fan incident, Christian Eriksen’s departure, the unveiling of the new stadium and how Mourinho was appointed.
Asked how the process of filming affected his day-to-day duties at Spurs, Mourinho responded: “Sometimes I felt it was quite weird after.
"Sometimes, after a certain meeting, reaction, words or approach then you feel yourself feeling like, ‘This is part of my intimacy. This is something that I don’t want people to understand. I don’t want people to know so much inside the intimacy of my work’, but in the end, we learned how to live with it and it was fine.
"The dressing room is like a temple. We used to say what happens inside stays inside. So to imagine that people would be able to watch a half-time team talk, along with all of the good, bad and crazy moments, is great.
“We are giving people access to all of the things that you normally aren’t able to show. I can promise because I know that everything was real in this case. Nothing was prepared. Everything was just us.”
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