He can’t pass, he can’t shoot and he never scores goals but Mousa Dembele will go down as one of Spurs’ best midfielders
Mousa Dembele has yet to score in 1545 minutes of Premier League and Champions League football this season.
In the same time period he’s provided zero assists and been booked five times.
Dele Alli averages more tackles in the Champions League while Eric Dier has been outshining him when it comes to Premier League interceptions.
Moussa Sissoko has registered more Premier League assists and plays more key passes per game on average.
In short, the statistics don’t make great reading for the Belgian.
But that’s exactly why he’s one of the most unusual footballers to play the game.
Dembele will, without doubt, go down as one as the best midfielders in Spurs’ history
A brutally dominant display against Juventus was just the latest emphatic midfield performance to bookmark the 30-year-old’s career.
Dembele’s career has been unusual from the moment he started learning his craft.
As a youngster in Antwerp Dembele would play without goalposts, meaning the only way to score was stopping the ball on a line at either end of the pitch.
This is where he developed that…