Kevin De Bruyne’s transition into a central midfielder this season has been a joy to watch.
But frankly we’ve done enough w***ing over the Man City wizard recently.
It’s time to recognise the magic of another Belgian who could very easily rival De Bruyne as the best the Premier League has to offer in midfield.
Mousa Dembele is a titan amongst men, the coolest of cucumbers and Tottenham’s best player alongside the indomitable Harry Kane.
If it weren’t for his injuries we might be talking about one of the great midfielders of his generation.
Against Juventus on Tuesday night Dembele showcased his swagger and strength to dominate the Italians.
In fact, the 30-year-old has been Man of the Match in Spurs’ last four games – against Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and the Serie A giants.
Dembele plays the game as if he’s turning out for your local five-a-side team, strolling around seemingly without a care in the world.
But there is nothing careless about his performances, keeping it neat and tidy while still eyeing a killer pass.
Last night, alongside the brilliant Christian Eriksen, Dembele reduced Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira to the role of spectators.
He can add the Juventus central midfield duo to his list of other victims in recent weeks, which includes former Juve star Paul Pogba.
The truth is Dembele is the midfielder United fans think they have in Pogba; dominant and unfazed on the biggest occasions.
Pogba, in stark contrast, shuns responsibility when the going gets tough and requires two holding midfielders behind him to truly stamp his authority on a game.
If, and it’s a big if, Dembele can steer clear of the pesky injuries that have blighted his career, Spurs can cause some serious damage in the Champions League.
But for now we should just take a moment to appreciate a master at the peak of his powers.
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