The Spurs star who's proved he needs Pochettino to give him a new role

Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele impressed in a more advanced role for Tottenham Hotspur against Sheffield United.

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele may have proved against Sheffield United that he should no longer be used in the defensive midfield position.

Spurs have regularly deployed Dembele as a shielder in front of their defence, but he showed against the Blades that this might be limiting his skill-set somewhat. 

Mauricio Pochettino moved Dembele into a more advanced role, behind the striker, and although the Belgian international was playing against lower-league opposition he proved what a weapon he could be.

Skilful yet powerful, Dembele proved to be Tottenham's greatest weapon and his dangerous runs were a constant threat to the Blades side.

It was a similar role to the one which he played when at his former club Fulham, and Pochettino may be considering utilising him there more regularly now. 

Dembele's technical ability has never been in doubt, but he has constantly struggled to make an impact so far away from the opposition goal. 

With Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli all capable of protecting the defence, Dembele may have found himself a new way to break into the Spurs side. If he can continue to perform to the standards he did against Sheffield United, even against higher class opposition, he will become a key player at White Hart Lane. 

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