Speaking to the Danish outlet via an Instagram Q&A, the midfielder went on to talk about a number of topics, including how he is coping with life in Italy during the pandemic, as well as playing in Serie A for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.
After being asked to give his opinion on his best teammate so far, Eriksen said: “It’s a tough one. I feel like I’ve been lucky in my career so far. But I have to say Mousa Dembele.”
The former Belgian international moved to White Hart Lane from Fulham for £17.1m back in the summer of 2012, going on to make over 240 appearances for Spurs, scoring 10 goals and creating 12 assists in all competitions. Dembele notably won the Eredivisie with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar and his current market value is rated at just £3.15m per Transfermarkt.
He finally left North London last year for Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F, although it seems plenty of Lilywhites still have lots of fond memories about the 32-year-old.
Unsurprisingly, loads of fans gushed over Eriksen’s comments about Dembele, with one fan tweeting he is “irreplaceable,” and another adding he is “your favorite player’s favorite player.”
Scroll through the rest of the best reactions down below…
All Tottenham players always say Dembele. Irreplaceable
— James (@JamesSpurs1882) May 7, 2020
These two players deserve so much more respect. Transformed Tottenham
— GazzaSZN🧤 (@gazzaSZN) May 7, 2020
Wish we still had prime dembele last season 😭😭
— BidoShalaby🇪🇬🇪🇬 (@shalaby_bido) May 7, 2020
Dembele is lot literally worshipped. How can we respect him more?!
— SirFiddle (@FiddleSir) May 7, 2020
The best left foot of the last 20 years
— huwey (@huwey2) May 7, 2020
Your favorite player’s favorite player
— Danny Rose’s burner account (@waynehuuu) May 7, 2020
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