Dier: More to come from Loftus-Cheek

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The young midfielder must keep working hard to realise his potential, according to his England team-mate

England midfielder Eric Dier called for calm around Ruben Loftus-Cheek, urging people not to get "too carried away".

Loftus-Cheek produced an impressive performance on his senior debut for England in a 0-0 friendly draw against Germany at Wembley on Friday.

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Dier hopes the 21-year-old, who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, can continue moving forward.

"Everyone's known about Ruben's potential for a long time," the Tottenham star said post-game.

"It's great that he’s now playing regular football week in, week out at Crystal Palace. That can only allow him to fulfil his potential. Hopefully this [his international debut] is another step in his progression.

"There's so much more to come from him, but there's no point getting too carried away at this point. He's a good boy and he still has a lot to work on, like all of us."

Loftus-Cheek has already made six Premier League starts for Palace — the same number he managed in three seasons at Chelsea.

Dier liked what he saw from the midfielder against Germany, praising his approach against the world champions.

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"He showed a great attitude, willing to get on the ball anywhere, with the confidence to do that and that's fantastic and great to see," he said.

"Ruben is a big boy. He's been the same since he was 12 I think. He's strong, he's got great physicality, he moves the ball really well.

"There's fantastic potential there and hopefully he keeps working hard to fulfil it."

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