For Wesley Sonck, there are few midfielders as good at their job as Mousa Dembélé.
The Tottenham star put in a great performance against the Gunners at the weekend, impressing the 39-year-old retired striker, who lauded him on Extra-Time, a TV show on the Belgian channel VRT.
Relayed by RTBF, the former Ajax forward said: “Mousa Dembélé was once again extraordinary against Arsenal. He’s found the position that suits him best and in which he can show off all his qualities”.
Placed next to Eric Dier in Mauricio Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1, the Belgium international played the full 90 minutes in his team’s 1-0 win over their arch rivals, and it’s a certain aspect of his game that really caught Sonck’s eye.
He continued: “He dribbles past opponents with a disconcerting ease and it’s difficult to get the ball off him. Watching him play is fantastic. He makes everything seem so easy. He’s unpredictable.
“Everyone wants a player like him in their team. If you ask 100 players who the best footballer they’ve played with, I think his name will come up quite a few times”.
The 30-year-old has perhaps been used a bit more sporadically this campaign by Mauricio Pochettino than in previous seasons, yet remains a key component of the Argentinian’s squad.
With a contract tying him to Wembley until next year, we’ll have to see what happens in the coming year or so, but it wouldn’t be surprising if a renewal was around the corner for the former Fulham midfielder.