And Dier feels Sterling's handling of the whole situation has been nothing short of "incredible", before going on to laud his team-mate's World Cup performances.
Ex-England right-back and coach Gary Neville blasted the half-time treatment of the 23-year-old on social media as "absolutely disgusting".
Former England skipper David Beckham has called on fans to stop slanging Raheem Sterling after the jet-heeled winger came in for a barrage of criticism following the Three Lions' 2-0 win over Sweden in their 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final. "Got past my opponent a couple of times, got a couple of balls in, and you just get caned [by the media]" Sterling said (h/t ESPN FC).
Beckham said: "It is wrong".
Gareth Southgate's men have reached the country's first semi-final at the tournament since 1990 as the team attempt to emulate the all-conquering side of 1966.
Eric Dier has been astonished by Raheem Sterling's focus and attitude despite negative coverage in sections of the British media ahead of and during the World Cup.
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Meanwhile, ignoring all the abuses and taunts, Sterling has applauded the support of English fans in Russian Federation.
However, the England manager is hesitant to change what has been a winning formula in Russian Federation and Sterling is odds on to retain his place in the lineup when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday night.
"It's so clear to see if you were to watch back the games, the importance he has on the team".
"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses (in England's team) since they are in the semi-finals, that says it all".
"Our league is not so strong but if we had England's money, who knows where we would be".