The former Lyon winger joined on Saturday in what was a much needed boost to the Spurs attack.
Dembele’s new-found role, on Tottenham’s right wing, could mean N’Jie becomes his main rival, with the pacey Cameroonian able to operate anywhere across the front-line.
Despite this, the Belgian has welcomed N’Jie’s arrival as important competition, needed at top clubs.
“I heard some positive things (about N’Jie), from Hugo as well, having been at Lyon,” said Dembele, in quotes published by London24.
“It’s a positive thing for the club. If you want to be up there you need to have good competition between players and to have a good level with everyone. It’s important.”
The former Lyon winger is sure to be pushing for a starting berth but Dembele remains confident of his prospects, adding:
“Whether it’s my rival or anyone else’s, it’s good to be sharp every week. I believe in myself and everybody needs to do that in this team, and then we will have a good season.”
Where does Dembele fit?
Tottenham’s enigmatic 28-year old has struggled to produce the form his undeniable talent deserves, but there is growing hope that Mauricio Pochettino could get the most out of him in a more advanced position this season.
While not the most efficient at creating goal-scoring chances or finding the net himself, Dembele’s presence in the Spurs midfield instantly renders them able to better control a game.
It’s debateable whether he has the attributes to succeed on the right, but a more central role could be perfect.
An attacking midfield trio of Eriksen or Chadli on the left, N’Jie on the right and Dembele behind Kane could prove fearsome and would place the former Fulham man closer to the area where he can cause most damage – the 18-yard box.