Tottenham have an unexpected weapon in the Champions League, Eric Dier.
That’s according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who often pink white lily social media channels.
Tottenham will face Marseille, Sporting Lisbon and Eintracht Frankfurt in the group stage.
Dier, 28, spent nine years at Sporting Academy and made 31 appearances for the senior side before moving to Tottenham in the summer of 2014.
Wenham insists his experience with the Portuguese club can only help Spurs.
“It was interesting, just this summer Dell spent some time training there and getting to know the youngsters and players from Sporting’s academy,” Wen Han said Football Insider Journalist Ben Wilder.
“He was very committed to the Grand Slam at Sporting Lisbon, almost like a semi-ambassador. So he went in the summer, trained, was close to the rest of the team, kept fit or whatever.
“He knows what it’s all about, so that can only help us.
“Then he had discussions with the young players there because he was fluent in Portuguese. Another angle was that Marcus Edwards could be against Tottenham in two games.
“He’s a player I really like because he comes from our academy. He moved to Victoria, scored against Arsenal at the Emirates and joined Sporting in the summer, so I can’t wait to see him again.
On September 13, Tottenham Hotspur faced Sporting for the first time in Portugal.
Their first Champions League game of the season is against Marseille next week (September 7) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In other news, the Tottenham icon was ‘surprised’ by Son Heung-min after Antonio Conte joined the club.