Mauricio Pochettino has praised Eric Dier for his tackle on Sergio Ramos in Englands impressive 3-2 win over Spain.
Dier set the tone for the encounter when he flew in on Ramos in the 12th minute, earning a booking for his challenge.
The Tottenham midfielder protested his innocence and revealed Ramos congratulated him on the crunching tackle after the game.
Dier now returns to Tottenham to resume club action and Spurs boss Pochettino described his pride at watching his player take control in Sevilla.
Yes of course, very proud, Pochettino told Sky Sports.
I think they were brilliant. We were talking about how the attitude was amazing.
Against Spain if you do not play with more attitude than them, they have unbelievable players and it makes your job difficult.
I think they were outstanding and its difficult to say Eric or Harry Winks or Harry Kane or Kieran Trippier [was best], I think all the team was brilliant.
The motivation to play against Spain will be so useful [for Spurs]. You need to play with this attitude and then your quality and your talent appears.
Attitude is important in football for the success and I think it is important for these types of players, I think they have a great potential in the future to win [international] titles.
Diers tackle was praised by fans and pundits, as England ran away with the first half, scoring three goals.
England then held off a Spanish revival in the second half, with Gareth Southgate hailing his players and their spirit after the Nations League encounter.