‘We need you back’ – Some Spurs fans identify player’s departure as the start of club’s problems

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A year after Mousa Dembele left Tottenham to sign for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F, some Spurs fans have taken to social media to voice their regret at the club’s decision to let the 32-year-old leave.

Dembele enjoyed seven and a half amazing years at the club after signing from Fulham in the summer of 2012. He went on to establish himself as the mainstay of Spurs’ midfield during that time.

He performed well under three different managers and built great partnerships in the middle of the park with the likes of Sandro, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama.

Mousa Dembele

Since his departure in January, Tottenham’s form in the Premier League has been extremely poor, which eventually led to Mauricio Pochettino being sacked by the club in November.

However, the team’s fortunes have failed to improve dramatically since Jose Mourinho’s arrival and many Spurs fans believe the club’s troubles could be traced back to the decision to let Dembele leave a year ago.

Remarkably, Spurs have not kept a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League since the Belgian left North London.


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While I was as devastated as most Spurs fans were when Dembele left a year ago, we have to remember that he started having major injury problems. It was clear that his body couldn’t cope with the intensity of the Premier League any longer which is why the club had little choice but to let him go. I am hopeful that Tanguy Ndombele will grow into Mousa’s shoes and start dictating games regularly once get gets accustomed to the Premier League.

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