Dembele should be world class

Former Belgium international Wesley Sonck believes the greatest talent in Belgium is Mousa Dembele, our frustrating midfielder.

Everyone knows he has talent, his ability to almost ghost past a player marks him apart from wingers and other dribblers. He stops, feigns and goes past his man, often to his left. You sit there wondering how he has managed to go past his man the same way yet again, they must be expecting it yet seem powerless at times to do anything about it.

Les Ferdinand revealed that they used to tell him he could be the next player to join Real Madrid, Dembele however frustratingly failed to improve his game. He was content in his comfort zone doing what he had always done and getting a decent wage.

Pochettini has decided that is not enough, he can and he must do better. Last season was a shock for Dembele. he was no longer an automatic choice, now he had to fight for his place and produce when he played.

HLN have reported Sonck's comments after he was asked about the current quality of the Belgian national squad. Sonck said there are many good players in the national set-up. Belgium have a wealth of talented players, Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Kevin be Bruyne (Manchester City), Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Nacer Chadli, Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Radja Nainggolan (Roma), Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg), Christian Benteke (Liverpool), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Daniel van Buyten (Standard Liege and ex-Bayern Munich), the list seems to go on and on.

To be thought of as the most talented of that group is no mean feat and Spurs fans are hoping that he is now going to push on, that he is going to become the player he could be. If he does then we would have another truly world class player on our hands. The only thing stopping him is his own motivation, all the more reason for us to become world leaders on working on the mentality of players.

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  1. Hahaha work on the mentality of our players, that would mean focus direction and drive from the top down to not accept failure.
    Our board only care about the books, football and winning mentality is so far down their list im suprised they remember what the core objective of sport is.

  2. No it doesn't, the coach is responsible for getting the best out of the players not the board, it is up to Pochettino to enlist specialist help. Our board do not do the coaching or devise our coaching.


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