AVB pleased with Dembele



Andre Villas-Boas has hailed his new signing Mousa Dembele after his performance against Norwich on] debut for Tottenham on Saturday.

Any football betting pundits in attendance will tell you that Dembele came on at half-time and was the stand out player for Spurs – looking like the best player on the pitch at times.

The Belgian international then showed the touch of class that the home side needed when he turned City midfielder Jonny Howson and then fired a shot from the edge of the area into the bottom corner to give Spurs a 1-0 lead.

However, it was not to be the dream debut for the summer signing as Robert Snodgrass scored a late equaliser for the Canaries.

Although it was not the result that AVB would have been looking for, he was very pleased with the way Dembele settled into life on North London.

He said: “Mousa looked extremely good and it was a great finish,”

“He’s a player who has tremendous technical skills; very creative playing forward and he really improved our game in the second half. He’s a player we can count on for the season.”

Big things are expected from Dembele in his time on White Hart Lane and if his debut is anything to go by, then he will not disappoint those assessing the latest Tottenham tips.

He will feature for Belgium on Friday evening against Wales and will of course go up against Spurs winger Gareth Bale in what looks to be a great encounter.

The 25-year-old will want to help his national side qualify for the World Cup in 2014 so is looking for all three points in this one. He is part of what looks to be a golden generation in Belgian football and can be part of a side that goes on to turn some heads in the next few years.

Dembele is key to Spurs’ success this season, along with deadline day signing Clint Dempsey. They linked up very well together for Fulham last campaign and if they can show similar kind of form this time out – Tottenham will be a match for anyone in the Premier League.

It might take a while for AVB to get his side playing the way he wants though. Supporters need to stay patient.