Former Tottenham striker Alan Brazil has told the listeners to his talkSPORT radio show, The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast that he feel Mousa Dembele should be used further forward for Tottenham so that his dribbling skills can have more of an impact on the game in the final third.
"I'd like to see him more forward. Wanyama and Dier, let them sit there but Dembele's too good to be back there. When he picks it up and runs with it, he's so strong on the ball, he glides past people. I think he's a fantastic player so he was a great signing for Tottenham and they've missed him at the start of the year."We saw what he could do against Arsenal, gliding past players, driving into the penalty area and drawing a foul for a penalty. He has always had the ability to glide past players but used to do so around the halfway line and pass sideways.
There are signs, not just in the North London Derby, that he is doing it more further forward where it may have a greater impact.