Tottenham star Eric Dier showed sportsmanship behaviour as he ran over to Chelsea star Mason Mount after missing his penalty in the Carabao Cup loss – but Spurs fans think there was another intention after his previous antics
The midfielder scored his spot-kick to help the north London side beat their rivals 5-4 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in the Carabao Cup.
It was Frank Lampard’s young midfielder that cost the game, sending the ball left of the post to put Jose Mourinho’s side into the quarter-finals.
But footage has emerged of Dier making a kind gesture to the 21-year-old after his error.
In the clip, the Blues midfielder’s shot has just hit the seats at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Hugo Lloris jumps in the air.
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The Spurs players all sprint towards him as their victory is confirmed – all while Mount just walks away, hanging his head.
As the north London stars leap to their goalkeeper in celebration, Dier jogs over to his opponent to give him a hug.
The midfielder also pats Mount on the head before letting him get back to his team-mates and celebrating with Tottenham.
It was not the only moment Dier grabbed attention during the game, though, as he was forced to take a toilet break on 76 minutes.
The midfielder left Spurs with 10 men as he used the facilities, which saw Mourinho chase him down the runnel before re-emerging again.
And the Spurs faithful suggested the 26-year-old was offering his hand to the Chelsea midfielder for another reason.
“Eric Dier cleaning his hands properly on Mason Mount,” one supporter said.
Another commented: “Mount realising Dier didn’t wash his hands.”
While a third added: “Dier’s playing him, he didn’t wash his hands after he took that s***.”
And a fourth wrote: “He was saying ‘there was no toilet paper in that bathroom – enjoy that mate’.”
With a fifth simply saying: “Hope he washed his hands.”
Diet was not the only one to grab attention in north London last night as Mourinho got into a touchline row with Lampard.
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