Mousa Dembele's Personal Highlights Against Juventus Were A Masterclass
Spurs showed impressive bottle, fight and skill as they fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Juventus and the man who encapsulated it best was Mousa Dembele. His personal highlights show his performances was a masterclass.
At 2-0 down inside 10 minutes against a team who had conceded just once in 16 matches in the lead up to last night's game Spurs could have panicked and ended up out of the tie but they were impressive in rallying about.
Would this Spurs 'what could have been XI' have done even better against Juventus?
Their performance was reminiscent of Manchester United's comeback in the same city during their Champions League semi-final second leg in the 1998/99 Treble winning season.
That night Roy Keane famously picked up a yellow card that ruled him out of the final but his performance from midfield drove the team on with his headed goal kicking off the comeback.
Mousa Dembele might not have scored for Spurs last night but his impact on the game was almost equal to Keane's and his personal highlights prove just how good he was:
After the match Steven Gerrard, a man who knows a thing or two about a good midfield performance in the Champions League, was very impressed with the 30 year old Belgian, telling BT Sport:
"I thought Dembele's performance was magnificent. I can't remember him putting in a performance like that on that stage. I thought he was terrific all night."
Fans were also impressed with the former Fulham player:
Remember Dembele gave Man United the runaround in 2012 with Fulham. They desperately needed him then. Six years on and it's still true.- Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) February 13, 2018
Moussa Dembele is the midfielder, United fans think Paul Pogba is.- ً (@ClinicalFirmino) February 13, 2018
I know he gives away some daft free-kicks but Mousa Dembele has run the midfield like he's playing Wednesday night five-a-side at the local leisure centre- Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) February 13, 2018
Dembele is what a CM should be. Can pass, dribble, control & tackle.- Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) February 13, 2018
Dembele: 116 touches (16 more than next highest). 99 passes (95% completion). 2 chances created. 4 tackles. 6 dribbles. And importantly it was his fourth game in a fortnight; so unusual for him these days. #COYS #THFC- Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 13, 2018
Mousa Dembele. Outstanding. Not a word can describe him when he is at his best. Bossed some of the elite players of European football tonight. What a player.- Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) February 13, 2018
Dembele in this form is the best midfielder on the planet. Makes grown men look like children almost every time he has the ball.- TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) February 13, 2018
It really was a Champions League performance to remember, not just for Spurs as a side but for Dembele who provided one of the most vintage of all performances.