Eric Dier says he’s “enjoying every minute” being involved with England ahead of Euro 2016 in what has been “a crazy year” for him.
The 22-year-old has had a superb 12 months, first establishing himself as a regular for Tottenham in a holding midfield role and then doing the same for his country following his Three Lions debut in November.
Dier will be part of Roy Hodgson’s squad for France but he was keen to play down his growing influence in the side.
“I wouldn’t call myself a key member!” he said. “It’s been a crazy 12 months for me.
“If you’d told me 12 months ago that I’d be sitting in this position right now, I’d think you were crazy. I’m really enjoying every minute of it and I’m looking forward to hopefully repaying the faith the manager’s put in me.”
Dier, who has five caps, has quickly become an integral part of Hodgson’s plans for Euro 2016 and is likely to again be selected from the start in the next pre-tournament friendly against Australia on Friday.