Eric Dier of Tottenham has revealed that he wants his ashes to be scattered around the club’s stadium.
In a question-and-answer session with ES magazine this week, the Spurs center-half was asked where he would like to be buried and his loyalty to the club beyond the grave was revealed.
Asked where he would most like to be buried in London, Dier said: “Tottenham stadium would be nice!
“I would have my ashes scattered at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“I don’t really have a deep connection to London other than Tottenham, so it’s as good a place as any!”
Dier, who grew up in Portugal but now lives in St. John’s Wood, also revealed that his childhood hero was Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal.
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“Growing up tennis was very important in my family and my brothers and I were big fans of Nadal,” he said.
“I would never have gone for tennis rather than football.”
More surprisingly, the England international also worships the Queen, with the 27-year-old describing the sovereign as the most iconic Londoner.
“I adore the queen – I am a huge fan of [the TV series] The Crown, ”he said.
You can read Dier’s full interview with Jessica Benjamin, and her love for Lego, in ES Magazine, which comes out Thursday and Friday.