ERIC DIER has lastly revealed what occurred after he was caught chatting to Jose Mourinho final season.
Mauricio Pochettino was left seething when the midfielder embraced the Portuguese boss within the tunnel following United’s win over Spurs.
In Pochettino’s new e-book, he mentioned Mourinho and Dier handed him ‘laughing and talking in Portuguese’ and labelled the incident as a ‘Mourinho tactic.’
In consequence, the England ace was known as into the Pochettino’s workplace for a prolonged chat to debate the matter.
He has now defined what actually occurred after speaking with the Portuguese boss in December 2016.
He mentioned: “The e-book is a really sincere account, and it is good for followers to have the perception about what goes on.
“This was final Christmas. The e-book has come out now, so it has resurfaced, however for a very long time my relationship with the supervisor has been nice. It is all the time been very nice.”
“We had been speaking for a really very long time. And all of that week, actually, we had been in fixed dialogue. It was a tough week for me.
CHAMPIONS LEAD Eric Dier out strolling his canines and grabbing lunch with a good friend after Tottenham beat Actual Madrid at Wembley
“The managers standpoint was [the friendliness with Mourinho] was disrespectful to him.
“[The dialogue] was extra him getting that message throughout than me getting my message throughout.
Manchester United have been beforehand linked with the midfielder, however the 23-year-old insists his relationship with Pochettino is stronger than ever.
He added: “I grew up in Portugal. Portuguese persons are very proud and it is a small nation.
“It would not have the financial energy of a rustic reminiscent of England, so folks like Mourinho, Ronaldo, they’re extraordinarily happy with it.
“Rising up there I used to be inside all that, you already know? I did not need to be disrespectful to anybody.
“I utterly perceive the place the supervisor was coming from however I consider I used to be caught in the midst of one thing I could not actually have an effect on.”