Dier became the decisive winner of England’s 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Colombia at Spartak Stadium, in the final 16 of the 2018 World Cup. Both teams played 1-1 in 120 minutes, so the match continued on penalties.
In the tos-tosan round, England actually first depressed after the execution of Jordan Henderson as the third kicker failed. But then Colombia instead throw momentum, when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca also failed to penalize.
After equalizing the score through Kieran Tripper, then Dier as the fifth kicker became a determinant.
“It was a nervous moment, I’ve never really been in a situation like this before but felt I had to score a goal after throwing a header at the end of the game, I’m just grateful to score,” Dier told the BBC.
Dier also praised Jordan Pickford, who dismissed Bacca’s shot as Colombia’s fifth kicker.
“Pickford is a fantastic goalkeeper and deserves everything.” His attitude is brilliant, he has also been brilliant in training and brought him to the game, “he said.
Cleared in injury time period admitted Dier became a blow to Britain. But the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder called the players already prepared for this kind of situation.
“It’s hard to get out of the way we did, we know what to do and stay calm, we never panic, we’re ready for it,” he said.