Eric Dier Wins the Internet after Running Off the Field to Go to the Toilet as Jose Mourinho Chased After Him
Eric Dier and Jose Mourinho (Photo Credit: Twitter and Instagram)
Tottenham Hotspur overcame visitors Chelsea 5-4 in a penalty shootout to progress in the League Cup following a 1-1 home draw in their fourth round clash on Tuesday.
Eric Dier was the only outfield player retained in the Tottenham team that started Sunday's 1-1 draw in the Premier League against Newcastle and the England defender had to dash from the field for a comfort break in the second-half.
Dier said, “but there was nothing I could do about it, nature was calling."
His manager had chased down to the dressing room and after the match, defended his player.
"The number of minutes played is dangerous. What I did today with I Eric Dier today is very dangerous," said Mourinho, suggesting that dehydration could have led to the defender's problem.
"It should be forbidden to play two matches in 48 hours. What Eric Dier did is not human."
Dier after the match posted a photo of the toilet with his man of the match shield on it.
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As for the game, Chelsea appeared to be heading into the quarter-finals thanks to a 19th-minute strike from Timo Werner but Erik Lamela forced a shootout with an equaliser in the 83rd minute, finishing from close range after controlling a cross from debutant Sergio Reguilon.
In the shootout, Chelsea’s Mason Mount struck the post to miss the decisive fifth penalty after every other spot kick had been converted.
Germany forward Werner scored his first goal for Chelsea in his fourth appearance, lashing the ball into the net from the edge of the area after receiving a cut-back from Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea’s new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had a confident display in his first game since switching from Stade Rennes, making a good save to keep out a vicious shot from Spurs’ Spanish left back Reguilon in the second half.
But Mendy was finally beaten in the 83rd minute when Reguilon turned in the box and found Lamela, who controlled the ball at the far post before netting from close range to force the shootout in which Tottenham prevailed.
The victory was revenge for Spurs for a 2019 League Cup semi-final second-leg defeat to Chelsea on penalties.
(With inputs from Agencies)