The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted with the team that Mauricio Pochettino has built at Tottenham…
There are a number of big names from which the Argentine can choose from each week, with incredible players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane often the first name on the lips of fans.
However, Pochettino has seen fit to highlight (via the Independent) another player as one of his most important, and it’s a somewhat surprising choice: Mousa Dembele.
Though he has struggled with injury on occasion, Pochettino is clearly well aware of what he brings to the fold: “He is such an important player for us…I think it is so important to manage properly, it is the key, to keep him fit and try to provide all the quality that he has to the team”.
He added: “He is one of the geniuses that I have met in football”.
That is certainly a vote of confidence from the manager, and it’s hard to disagree. Playing in central midfield, Dembele is able to control games freely and really put his mark on fixtures – and that is the sign of a top player.
Tottenham really miss him when he isn’t available, and that is often reflected in his results. It’s no surprise why Pochettino rates him so highly.
Dembele has long been an underrated member of the Tottenham first team. Whilst others make the headlines, he quietly gets on with his job and is so often vital to the cause.
It’s no surprise that Pochettino picks him whenever he can.
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