An pressing shuttle to the toilet for Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier ended in the surreal sight of the defender operating off the pitch all over Tuesday's League Cup fit towards Chelsea — with trainer Jose Mourinho chasing down the tunnel after him.
Spurs had been trailing 1-0 with quarter-hour to head when Dier raced off the pitch and darted in opposition to the dressing room, temporarily adopted through a livid Mourinho whose facet had been in brief down to ten males of their fourth spherical house conflict.
Mourinho quickly returned to his dugout and Dier rapidly made it again onto the pitch, serving to Tottenham in finding an equaliser from Erik Lamela which made it 1-1 to power a penalty shootout.
Spurs went directly to win 5-4 on consequences, with Dier scoring their first spot kick.
"Jose wasn't satisfied however there used to be not anything I may do about it, nature used to be calling," defined Dier.
"I heard there used to be an opportunity (for Chelsea) whilst I used to be off the pitch however fortunately they didn't rating."
Former Chelsea boss Mourinho defended his resolution to race after Dier down the tunnel however praised the England world for his efficiency, which got here two days after he performed 90 mins within the 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle United.
"He needed to pass, he had no probability," Mourinho mentioned of Dier's mad sprint for the toilet.
"Perhaps this can be a commonplace factor if you end up utterly dehydrated which is the case, I needed to put force on him to get again however he is a brilliant instance for everyone."
The win gave Dier one thing to have fun after a busy few days wherein he made headlines after the ball hit his arm towards Newcastle resulting in the arguable penalty equaliser that denied Spurs all 3 issues on Sunday.