first_imgERIC DIER insists he is a centre-back — and wants to continue playing there.The Tottenham star has made a name for himself for both club and England as a holding midfielder.2 Eric Dier sees his future at centre-halfBut he says the time has come for him to play in his preferred role in the centre of defence.Dier played for Spurs at the back against Wolves on Sunday and, despite his side’s 3-2 defeat, was praised for his display by boss Jose Mourinho.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursHe said: “It’s obviously very nice of him to see that and that’s the position I see myself playing.“That’s where I see my future.”Previous boss Mauricio Pochettino switched Dier to midfield after signing him from Sporting Lisbon for just £4million in 2014 as a right-back who could also play centre-half.His displays in the middle of the park earned him England recognition and nearly all his 40 caps have been there.There was no sign Dier, 26, was unhappy in midfield and he had never publicly staked his claim for a central defensive spot at Spurs before now.But he said: “The old manager knew where I stood for a long time about my position and centre-back is where I see my future and I think where I can be the best I can be.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him“I’m happy I got the chance to play there under Mourinho.“I always knew it would happen eventually.“Now I’m at a stage in my career where I want to be playing in my best position.”2Jordan Pickford weds childhood sweetheart Megan Davison in ripped jeans and baseball caplast_img