BBC Sport - Tottenham's Eric Dier describes his childhood in Portugal
Dier on growing up at Sporting Lisbon
- From the section Football
Tottenham's Eric Dier tells Football Focus about growing up as part of Sporting Lisbon's academy in Portugal, after moving there when he was just six-years-old.
English-born Dier explains the academy was more than just a place to become a footballer, it taught him the values and discipline that he still follows today.
The defender left Sporting in 2014, signing a five-year contract with Spurs in a £4m transfer.
Watch more from Eric Dier on Football Focus, Saturday 24 October, 12:10 BST on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.