The former Tottenham boss took to social media after the 4-1 win over Sunderland.
Ossie Ardiles was understandably pleased with Tottenham Hotspur's 4-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
And Ardiles was pleased with Eriksen, as well as centre-back Toby Alderweireld. But his man of the match against Sunderland was Dembele...
Very good game for us yesterday. MOTM: Interesting. Toby was immaculate not giveng any chance to Jermain. Erickson: 2 goals and started to …— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) January 17, 2016
… to be his controling self. We need him at his best. But, MOTM for me: Dembele. He made the difference. COYS— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) January 17, 2016
Both Dembele and Etienne Capoue struggled for regular game time at Tottenham last season, while Paulinho found himself in a similar situation.
The Brazilian and Capoue were allowed to leave White Hart Lane this summer but Mauricio Pochettino identified Belgian playmaker Dembele as someone worth keeping.
This season, the 28-year-old hasn't failed to deliver for Spurs, scoring goals, starting attacks from deep and imposing his strength on the opposition with his pressing and tackling.
His form is no coincidence as far as Tottenham's success is concerned and Ardiles wasn't the only one delighted to see Dembele back in action for Spurs.
Next up for the north London side is an FA Cup trip to Leicester City, before they then face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.