Receiving a late evening textual content might have had Eric Dier fearing the worst, nonetheless, the Tottenham man informed talkSPORT that’s how he discovered Joe Hart was to change into his teammate.
The goalkeeper accomplished his transfer to Spurs earlier this week, signing a two-year contract with the north London membership.
Nonetheless, Dier knew this was taking place simply earlier than the deal was finished when his former England teammate contacted him to disclose the information.
Dier informed Hawksbee and Jacobs: “He messaged me a few days in the past, it was late at evening and he stated ‘You awake? Don’t fear, it’s nothing critical!’
“So I known as him when he was within the automobile on the best way down, he caught me without warning!”
The previous Manchester City star has landed on his toes becoming a member of Spurs having been looking out for a brand new membership since his contract at Burnley expired earlier this summer time.
He’s suffered one thing of a fall from grace since his forgettable Euro 2016 and leaving City in the identical summer time however Dier believes the setbacks Hart‘s had will assist the squad.
Dier added: “It’s implausible to have him, it’ll be an actual pleasure to share a dressing room with him once more. I at all times shared one with him at England.
“I’m positive he’ll carry rather a lot off the pitch simply as a lot as he’ll on it… the expertise and the form of conditions he’s been in as a participant.”
Dier, who can play as a defensive midfielder or centre-back, additionally revealed how blissful he’s working beneath Jose Mourinho, revealing that he even the conversations he has with the boss are generally within the Spurs boss’ native tongue.
Dier stated: “If we’re speaking privately then we’ll speak in Portuguese but when we’re with extra folks then we’ll converse English.
“For me it’s very particular, rising up in Portugal and to be managed by him.
“After I was rising up he received the Champions League with Porto after which went to Chelsea and was extraordinarily profitable.
“It’s actually particular being managed by him now.”