When nature calls, it has to be answered, and that's what we saw with Eric Dier during Tuesday night's Carabao Cup match against Chelsea. The defender was spotted scurrying off the pitch with coach Jose Mourinho in hot pursuit!
Keep in mind that Spurs were down 0-1 with 15 minutes left on the clock and Dier's sudden disappearance reduced them down to 10 men so it's understandable why Mourinho dashed after his player to try to get him to cut short his unplanned restroom sojourn and get back in the game.
The story had more than one happy ending, however, as after Dier offloaded his troubles, he was able to help in Erik Lamela's successful effort in nailing the equaliser and forcing a penalty shootout that Spurs won 5-4, with none other than Dier scoring the first spot-kick.
We round up some of the best (read funniest) reactions, starting with this quip by Gary Linekar, who didn't even wait to reach the restroom back in the day:
Strange scenes as @ericdier runs off the pitch to the dressing room, followed hastily by Mourinho. Then Dier runs back out to resume playing. Presumably he needed the loo. Players just don’t shit on the pitch anymore. What’s wrong with them?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 29, 2020
Inside the Spurs dressing room pic.twitter.com/PwR5doqe5o— Caidzz (@Caidanamari_) September 29, 2020
Eric Dier turning into Eric Dierrhea pic.twitter.com/pEN1oa3Qlv— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 29, 2020
Eric Dier said pic.twitter.com/8VRpyHT33z— Raz (@Razzlar_77) September 29, 2020
Eric Dier has left the pitch in an unusual fashion in his last two domestic cup appearances and you have to respect it pic.twitter.com/zDTk3qf7BW— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) September 29, 2020
Eric Dier has just sprinted down the tunnel, Mourinho going crazy.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 29, 2020
Jose Mourinho chasing Eric Dier down the tunnel, this guy is the definition of football entertainment 😭😭😭— TC. (@totalcristiano) September 29, 2020
Absolutely nobody:— Jefa (@Limorio_) September 29, 2020
Eric Dier: pic.twitter.com/GQS0aoBuFo
Eric dier 😂 pic.twitter.com/8lIWmAEXmK— The Elite Pundit (@TheElitePundit) September 29, 2020
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Clive Rose