Dele Alli names the best player he ever played with at Tottenham

Dele Alli has named Mousa Dembele as the best player he played with at Tottenham Hotspur.

While the larger football public might underrate Dembele, Spurs fans are certainly aware of how special a talent he was, as are all the players who shared a dressing room with him.

One only has to listen to how his former Tottenham and Belgium teammates talk about him to understand just how highly rated Dembele was by his peers.

Tottenham’s decline under Mauricio Pocehttino began when Dembele left the club back in 2019 to move to China, with the Lilywhites struggling to replace him.

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Dembele was Dele Alli’s best Tottenham teammate

Even today, midfielders across the Premier League continue to name the former Spurs man as the toughest opponent that they have come up against (Philip Billing – Premier League’s YouTube channel) while Kevin Wimmer claimed just a few months ago that the Belgian was one of the best in the world in his prime (The Athletic).

It is now the turn of Dele to sing his former teammate’s praises, with the Everton star telling Sky Sports MNF: “Mousa [Dembele] is the best player I have ever played with.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While there have been many players in world football more influential than Dembele, in terms of raw talent and attributes, I do not think too many players come close to the Belgian as it is rare for such strength and size to be combined with such balance and quick feet.

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