Alex McLeish claims that Eric Dier is almost certain to be missing for Tottenham against West Ham after a reported hamstring injury.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League and Scotland manager believes that even a minor issue could force the Spurs star out for up to a month.
Sky Sports have reported that the 26-year-old missed England’s 1-0 defeat with a slight hamstring complain after he played the full 90 minutes against Belgium.
The versatile enforcer established himself as a first-choice centre-back for Jose Mourinho last season and he has been an ever-present in the Premier League this term.
McLeish believes Dier is set to miss his first league game of the season in what will be a bitter blow for the Lilywhites.
McLeish told Football Insider: “He seems to be an integral part of Jose’s plans as we’ve seen in this season’s opening games.