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Eric Dier. Photo: Reuters

Eric Dier. Photo: Reuters

REUTERS

Eric Dier. Photo: Reuters

Jose Mourinho insists Eric Dier is in the right frame of mind to play for Tottenham and will be selected against Burnley.

It's understood the midfielder is part of a Metropolitan Police investigation after he climbed into the stands to confront a fan in the aftermath of Spurs going out of the FA Cup to Norwich on Wednesday night.

Football Association and club investigations have been put on hold while the police probe the incident which saw Dier approach a supporter who was allegedly abusing his brother.

The England international was said to be calm in the dressing room after the game and Mourinho says he will be in the side at Turf Moor this evening.

Mourinho said: "What about Eric being in the right frame of mind to play tomorrow, of course. The only thing that matters is: first of all, that nothing really big happened.

"And secondly he played so, so well in the last two matches. That of course he is going to play.

"I would never do that (rest him). The player played so well.

"Nothing happened, nothing to be afraid of, nothing to be ashamed of.

"The football world is behind, and understands completely the circumstances. Nothing. Of course he's right to play."

Mourinho, although acknowledging Dier was wrong to confront the fan, reiterated his support for his player and said he would have done the same thing.

"I look at myself and I am of course much older than Eric, and I have much more years in football than Eric," he said.

"And as you know, I was born a footballer's son, and I grew up as a football manager, and the only thing that I can say is that: if I see something happening with my son, I would do the same.

"I wouldn't think two seconds about doing the same."