Dier, 23, wore the captain's armband in the global friendly clash that finished 0-0 at Wembley, and although it was a goalless game, it definitely gave some encouragement ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer as Gareth Southgate was forced to field a second-string side.
On the on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder, Southgate told his post-match press conference: "He's a player I've watched do that from under-16 level and despite his size and his appearance and the way he plays, he's not hugely confident at times".
The Three Lions' starting lineup was made up of just one player aged 30 or over - Jamie Vardy - while five stars were handed their senior bows by Southgate on the Wembley turf.
"I think we need the stability of the three behind that at the moment, but also all of those guys at the back use the ball well".
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"He's got so many good attributes and that's why we put him into the team". Obviously against a well-oiled machine they will have periods in the game where they control possession but I didn't think they hurt us. "I've settled in really well and they gave me a platform to go out and play". It was good for us young players and I certainly learned a lot.
The 20-year-old has previously played for the Under-16s through to the Under-21s.
"To go to the World Cup?".
"I'm pretty confident this England team could stay up".
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