Eric Dier: England versus Wales will not be like an international

• Euro 2016 Group B fixture in Lens ‘is a massive game for them and for us’
• ‘It will be a bit more of an English game, especially with the players involved’

Eric Dier is braced for this week’s eagerly anticipated match against Wales to be more akin to a Premier League fixture than an international as England seek to revive their campaign after a wasteful draw in Marseille.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder had forced his side ahead against Russia at Stade Vélodrome, belting in a free-kick from just outside the penalty area to register a second goal at this level, after a winner in Germany, across eight caps. Yet Vasili Berezutski’s stoppage-time equaliser checked the optimism and ensures Roy Hodgson’s side travel to Pas-de-Calais playing catch-up to Wales at the top of the section.

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