Eric Dier says Tottenham will start again and regroup after West Ham defeat

Eric Dier in action against Burnley at White Hart Lane
Image: Eric Dier insists Tottenham must start again on Monday after defeat to West Ham

Eric Dier admits he knows Tottenham must quickly put their title disappointment behind them to avoid a repeat of last season's capitulation.

The 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Friday night, live on Sky Sports 1HD, saw Spurs' hopes of catching Premier League leaders Chelsea all but disappear.

Last term, their title bid was ended by a draw with the Blues, and they promptly lost their last two matches to let north London rivals Arsenal pip them for second.

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham
Image: Manuel Lanzini's goal was enough to see off Spurs at the London Stadium on Friday night

And midfielder Dier admits Tottenham need to pick themselves up for an final game at White Hart Lane against Manchester United next Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1HD, before they end the season with trips to Leicester and Hull.

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"Our aim was to win every game until the end of the season, that's gone now and from Monday we'll be ready to go again," he told the club website.

"Nothing changes. We will try to finish strongly and after the way we finished last season, we want to put that right this season.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and Jonathan Calleri of West Ham United compete for the ball during the Premier League match at London Stadium
Image: Dier has insisted Spurs must 'bounce back and finish the season strongly'

"We need to bounce back and finish the season strongly."

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Manuel Lanzini's 65th-minute strike was enough to sink Spurs at the London Stadium, after Hammers keeper Adrian had denied Harry Kane and Dier in the first half.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (L), Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh defender Ben
Image: Tottenham's Premier League and FA Cup hopes have been ended in a matter of weeks

"We had a few chances all at once in the first half, the keeper made a couple of good saves but after that we didn't create anything really and ended up conceding a very sloppy goal and after that, it was difficult," Dier added.

"I think we approached the game well, we just lacked a bit of intensity and decisiveness at times and we didn't create enough chances for the possession we had."

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