BBC Sport - Tottenham's Eric Dier describes his childhood in Portugal

Dier on growing up at Sporting Lisbon

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.

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