ERIC DIER has set his sights on helping Tottenham Hotspur to bring an end to their nine-year wait for silverware.
Spurs have not won a major trophy since lifting the League Cup in 2008, when none of the current squad were involved in the team.
They have reached the FA Cup semi-final and League Cup final since then, while last season saw them mount their first serious title challenge in the Premier League era.
And Dier believes that there is enough talent in the current squad to bring an end to Tottenham’s wait and that they should be looking to win silverware in the near future.
“Football is about winning trophies,” the England international said. “If you ask us later on in life and we hadn’t won a trophy with the squad that we have here and the players that we’ve got – if in five years time that hadn’t happened, everyone would be disappointed.
“We’ve got to keep working hard and improving as there is still a lot we can work on before we reach that level, and the whole squad is desperate to win trophies.”
Dier was given a rare opportunity to captain Spurs during Sunday’s FA Cup win over Aston Villa, and he admitted that it is a role he would be keen to fill on a more regular basis in the future.
He added: “Would I like to be club captain? I hope so, maybe one day. We have some fantastic captains at the moment, but I’m still young.
“Hopefully one day maybe I will get that honour, but I am focused on playing for Tottenham. I like when leadership comes naturally.
“When I was younger, going through the age groups at Sporting Lisbon, I was captain so it’s not something new to me. But I’m not the man to tell you if I’m a good captain or not – other people are.”