Some Tottenham Hotspur supporters have been reacting to an admission from Danny Rose that ex-Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele is the best player he’s ever played with.
The full-back, who completed a January loan move to Newcastle United, is full of admiration for the Belgian, who left the club in January 2019 to join Guangzhou R&F.
Dembele made 249 appearances for Spurs and scored 10 goals and made 12 assists, but it was his brilliant technical and physical abilities that set him apart from other players he played with.
In the eyes of Rose, he is the best he’s ever shared the pitch with.
He said (football.london): “I’ve played with the likes of Luka Modric. There’s also Harry Kane.
“But if I had to pick one it would be Mousa Dembele. Honestly, he’s unreal.”
During his time at Spurs, Dembele was an unsung hero of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, acting as a driving force when he first joined and then converting to more of a disciplined holding midfielder as he got older.
During his pomp, there were arguably no weak areas in his game, and his talents saw him become a firm favourite with the Tottenham faithful.
Tottenham fans react
Some Spurs fans on social media were delighted to see Dembele come in for such high praise from Rose:
— ejS (@JonathanSteeel) February 6, 2020
In Danny Rose’s first interview with Newcastle, he was asked who the best player he has played with is.
He’s played with Modric, Kane, Bale, Eriksen, just to name a few.
But he says Moussa Dembele.
Honestly the most underrated player ever. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/yk5oe3fCnO
— Rue (@thfcrueben) February 5, 2020
I miss Mousa 😭
— Alex 🇫🇷🇷🇸 (@Adept_93) February 5, 2020
Aaaannd I miss Dembele again
— Artturi 🇫🇮 (@thfcTuri) February 5, 2020
Moussa Dembele is just unbelievable, the lad mastered the basics, dribbling, tackling, passing, he got all of that yet he doesn’t get the respect he deserves.
— sessegninho (@sessegninho) February 5, 2020
Never seen a spurs player who played alongside him say otherwise
— 🤮 Lance (@BwuvBweh) February 5, 2020
— Jenny Caskey (@JenSpice88) February 5, 2020