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Eric Dier: ‘My team-mates and I are addicted to Mate tea’

Eric Dier: ‘My team-mates and I are addicted to Mate tea’

Eric Dier admits that some of his Tottenham team-mates will be packing ‘Mate’ tea to the World Cup in Russia next week.

By Matthew Jones, Reporter
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:52 UK

Eric Dier has revealed that the Tottenham Hotspur players will be bringing a special form of tea to Russia for the World Cup.

England will be taking Spurs team-mates Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier for their Group G fixtures against Tunisia, Panama and Belgium later this month.

A caffeine-rich drink called ‘Mate’ will also be boarding the plane to Russia, as Dier admits that several of his club team-mates are addicted to the beverage.

“At Tottenham, quite a lot of us have started drinking this thing called Mate. I am a bit addicted to it!

“At Tottenham, we have a lot of Argentinians at the club, so I started drinking it with them.

“And now we are trying to pretend to be South Americans! I haven’t introduced it to the boys here at England but me and Danny Rose have a quiet one in our room sometimes.”

England will play their first group stage fixture against Tunisia on Monday evening.

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