Dier misses Euro 2020 qualifier after picking up injury

England midfielder Eric Dier will miss Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro after being injured in Friday’s win over the Czech Republic.

Tottenham’s Dier, 25, picked up a muscular injury and will return to the Premier League club for treatment.

He suffered the damage after 13 minutes of the 5-0 victory in tackle with Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek.

After having treatment and trying to continue, Dier was brought off after 26 minutes and replaced by Ross Barkley.

Chelsea midfielder Barkley, 25, could be given a start in Montenegro by manager Gareth Southgate, who also has the option of giving a full debut to West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Rice, 20, came on as a second-half substitute at Wembley on Friday, after switching allegiance from the Republic of Ireland last month.

“If Eric is the only injury I don’t think we’ll call anyone else in. If we have any other concerns we’ll have to review that on Saturday,” Southgate said.

(BBC Sport)

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