Dier expects local feel to England-Wales clash

Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier is looking forward to Thursday’s clash with neighbours Wales, and thinks the match will mirror the style seen in the Premier League rather than in other Euro 2016 matches.

Saturday night saw the 22-year-old England defensive midfielder score his second international goal, a free-kick from just outside the area, helping the Three Lions to a 1-1 draw in their European Championship opener against Russia.

Next Thursday however, England will face a different challenge they come up against the likes of Ashley Williams, Joe Allen and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

“Obviously there’s a lot to this game. I think it might be a bit less like an international game and a bit more of an English game, especially with the players involved”, said Dier.

“It might be a bit different to all the other games you’ve seen in the tournament, so I think that’s good for the spectators as well. It’s a massive game for them and for us, for many different reasons. Everyone is going to look forward to it.

Wales opened their Euro 2016 Group B account against Slovakia, with a 2-1 victory, Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu helping them to the top of the group.

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