When it’s worthwhile to go, it’s worthwhile to go…
Eric Dier mysteriously disappeared from the pitch throughout Tottenham’s Carabao Cup fourth spherical penalty shootout win over Chelsea on Tuesday.
The defender has confirmed he wanted the bathroom, however his absence virtually price his crew a purpose within the second-half.
Already 1-Zero down because of Timo Werner’s first purpose in a Chelsea shirt, Callum Hudson-Odoi wasted a golden alternative to double his aspect’s lead when he blazed over the bar.
It led to Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho speeding to the altering room to fetch Dier.
Shortly afterwards, Dier walked out of the altering room and again on to the pitch as Erik Lamela’s 81st-minute purpose took the sport to penalties.
After 9 good penalties, Mason Mount missed his spot-kick as Tottenham progressed to the subsequent spherical of the competitors.
Explaining the bathroom incident, Dier advised Sky Sports activities: “He [Mourinho] wasn’t joyful, however there wasn’t something I may do about it.
“Nature was calling! I heard there was an opportunity, however fortunately they didn’t take it.”
Mourinho reserved ‘particular’ reward for Dier.
He stated: “He needed to go. There was no different likelihood. He needed to go. Possibly it’s a traditional factor if you end up dehydrated.
“I knew he needed to go however I simply wished to place some stress on him.
“What occurred to Eric Dier will not be regular. I’ve to reward him in a particular manner.
“So many guidelines ought to be forbidden for a participant to play in 48 hours of this depth. What Eric Dier did will not be human to do.”
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Gary Lineker, who famously dirty himself throughout England’s 1990 World Cup match in opposition to Eire, couldn’t assist however remark.
He tweeted: “Unusual scenes as @ericdier runs off the pitch to the dressing room, adopted unexpectedly by Mourinho.
“Then Dier runs again out to renew taking part in. Presumably he wanted the toilet. Gamers simply don’t shit on the pitch anymore. What’s mistaken with them?”